SARS-CoV-2 virus in wastewater

T. G. Masaryk Water Research Institute together with the Research Institute of Veterinary Medicine in Brno, and with epidemiologists from the 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, introduced a wastewater monitoring system in order to monitor the epidemic situation of the Covid-19 disease and predict its development. Monitoring is financed by the project VI04000017 "Use of wastewater monitoring as an early warning tool against the emergence of the epidemiological situation" programme 4. VS BV III. by institutional resources of the Ministry of the Environment through an internal TGM WRI grant 3600.52.33/2020. Sampling is performed by WWTP operators. The particular methodology was newly approved by the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic.