The Global Omnium company will maintain four surveillance points to control the presence of Covid-19 in the wastewater of the city of Valencia, and maintain its collaboration with the City Council to detect the virus.
These points have been established in the North Collector (in the area of Trànsits-General Elio, and in the riverbed), and in the South Collector (in Trànsits - Hospital La Paz and at the intersection with Calle de San Vicente) .
The SARS-GOAnalytcs Agreement started in Valencia as an agreement signed by the Generalitat, the Government of Spain, Global Omnium and the CSIC, and has made the city a pioneer in the application of an early detection system for traces of coronavirus that allowed know the daily evolution throughout the pandemic, the consistory has indicated in a statement.
Along these lines, the councilor for the Integral Water Cycle, Elisa Valía, stressed that this agreement "will continue to be in force to keep track of the virus", while stressing that "this sampling made it possible to get to the details of the situation in the neighborhoods and obtain objective data that also made it possible to verify whether the measures taken for de-escalation were working, and thus anticipate the peaks.”
For his part, the CEO of Global Omniun, Dionisio García Comín, has remarked that «two years after the start of the pandemic and after having carried out 5,948 samples valued at 1,011,160 euros, the Valencian company has decided to continue contributing to the fight against the pandemic, and continue assuming the full cost of implementing this early detection tool for Covid in the wastewater of the city of Valencia.
On the other hand, the GOLab facilities hosted less than a month ago the presentation of the book 'SARS-GOAnalytics: a universal tool for health', coordinated by the environmental journalist José Sierra, in an act in which the Minister of Science participated and Innovation, Diana Morant.
In this book, all the work and results carried out in the search for and detection of Covid in wastewater since the pandemic began are compiled.