After some stations in Indonesia used GeNose test facilitation to their prospective passengers, now, several Indonesia airports seem to do a similar thing. Four airports in Indonesia consist of Bandara Yogyakarta International Airport, Bandara Juanda Surabaya, Bandara Sultan Mahmud Badarudin Palembang dan Bandara Husein Sastranegara Bandung will begin to use GeNose Test for their passengers starts from 1 April.
The head of the GeNose C19 development team, Kuwat Triyana, said that he was ready to conduct trial tests of GeNose Services. “We are ready and must be ready,” said Kuwat on Thursday (30/3).
The flow procedures of the GeNose test are still in process to be issued by the Ministry of Transportation and Task Force Covid-19. “Hopefully, we can hear it in two days,” he said.
Regarding the amount of the GeNose tools distributed to some airports, Kuwat revealed that it would depend on the number of visitors in each airport. He estimated that each airport could use at least 8-10 GeNose units to test approximately 250 people. “If we provide ten units of GeNose, means in a day, we can test 2.500 people,” he added.
The passengers are recommended to conduct GeNose detection earlier before the departure to avoid the long queue during the GeNose detection. “Please come earlier, do not be so abrupt,” he said.
Kuwat said that his party has currently produced around 3000 units of GeNose. There were also a lot of demands from education institutions, schools, offices, and hotels. There were 50 thousand of GeNose demands by the upcoming August. However, UGM is currently able to produce GeNose for 15 thousand units each month. “It does not include demands from abroad,” he added.
Although the demands continually increase from time to time, Kuwat conveyed that this tool developed using artificial intelligence would remain to be improved. His party will also attempt to improve the tool’s advancement to detect mutated viruses. “We will remain to innovate the advancement of this tool,” he concluded.
Author: Gusti Grehenson