Implementing an early warning system for surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 by analysing wastewater in Viet Nam
Viet Nam has been severely hit by the coronavirus pandemic which challenges the Vietnamese health sector. Specific testing of wastewater samples from sewers and a new wastewater-monitoring system can make a decisive contribution to the protection of public health. If local outbreaks can be detected at an early stage, the authorities can respond with targeted measures to combat the pandemic. The project is based on a long-standing partnership between the German federal state of Hesse and Viet Nam and their universities. Its objective is to set up an early warning system in Viet Nam for detecting SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater. To this end, studies are being conducted in major cities, in small municipalities and in industrial parks along with their associated residential areas.
You can find the factsheet of the project here.