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Start-up tracking coronavirus via human waste

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Start-up tracking coronavirus via human waste
Start-up tracking coronavirus via human waste

Massachusetts-based Biobot Analytics have launched a probono program to test community sewers for COVID-19.

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RESTRICTIONS: Broadcast: NO USE JAPAN, NO USE TAIWAN Digital: NO USE JAPAN, NO USE TAIWAN Massachusetts-based Biobot Analytics have launched a probono program to test community sewers for COVID-19.

According to Popular Mechanics, the virus can live in human waste.

Biobot Analytics aim to track and trace COVID-19 by having communities use their devices to collect samples over a 24-hour period.

The company will analyze the data collected and use it to report their findings to impacted areas.

If it works, the company says on its website that it will give communities a dynamic map of the virus as it spreads to new areas.

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Map of COVID-19 infections VOICEOVER (in English): "Massachusetts-based Biobot Analytics have launched a probono program to test community sewers for COVID-19." "According to Popular Mecahnics, the virus can live in human waste." "Biobot Analytics aim to track and trace COVID-19 by having communities use their devices to collect samples over a 24-hour period." "The company will analyze the data collected and use it to report their findings to impacted areas." "If it works, the company says on its website that it will give communities a dynamic map of the virus as it spreads to new areas." SOURCES: Biobot Analytics, Popular Mechanics https://www.biobot.io/covid19/ https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/health/a31468624/covid-19-spread-sewer-poop/ *** For story suggestions please contact [email protected] For technical and editorial support, please contact: Asia: +61 2 93 73 1841 Europe: +44 20 7542 7599 Americas and Latam: +1 800 738 8377

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