Is Your AC Transmitting Coronavirus?


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A recent press release by the Government of India stated that there has been increasing evidence of airborne transmission of SARS CoV-2 via aerosols; this is now considered significant by many international health agencies. Airborne transmission is a major risk in indoor settings like malls, commercial offices, hospitals, etc. Significantly, research carried out by CSIR constituent labs Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CSIR-CCMB) and CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology (CSIR-IMTECH) in September 2020 had demonstrated experimentally that SARS-CoV-2 viral particles could be detected in the air even after two hours of exit of infected persons from a room and at distances much greater than a few metres as