Validation of an Airborne SARS-CoV-2 Surveillance System in a Controlled Space, Cinema, and Mosque in Indonesia
Viable respiratory viruses, including SARS-CoV-2, can be carried by aerosols and remain suspended in the air for an extended amount of time. This is especially significant in an indoor setting where viable viruses can accumulate, causing transmission even without direct contact with the infected person. We developed and validated an indoor air SARS-CoV-2 surveillance protocol capable of detecting airborne SARS-CoV-2. We validated our system in a controlled space, five cinemas, and a semi-outdoor mosque.