A study by CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad , and CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTech), Chandigarh , have released their data on whether coronavirus ,COVID-19 is air-borne in nature.
According to the study the virus has been found in air, but at COVID-19 wards that has coronavirus patients , “The virus was found in air samples from COVID-19 wards from Hospitals but hospitals but not from non-COVID-19 wards. This suggests that the demarcation of hospital zones has been an effective strategy. The study also showed the chances of picking up SARS-CoV-2 IN AIR ISIS DIRECTLY related to number of COVID-19 positive cases in the room, their symptomatic status and the duration of exposure. When COVID-19 individuals spent longer hours in a room, the virus is found in air for more than 2 hours even farther than 2 metres from their seating places. But for asymptomatic cases, they showed the virus does not spread father from them when they are seated in a room without perceived air flow due to fan or AC.”
“All these findings do show that the coronavirus can stay in the air for some time. But they also strengthen the importance of COVID-19 preventive guidelines that we already have in place to curb this pandemic,” said Dr. Sanjeev Khosla, Director, IMTech