Recovered coronavirus patients who later test positive are not getting reinfected, the World Health Organisation has said.
They are actually still expelling dead lung cells rather than contracting a new infection, officials told AFP.
It comes after South Korean officials reported more than 100 people had tested positive for coronavirus having already recovered from the bug.
Fears of a second wave in Covid-19 cases could complicate plans to lift lockdown restrictions and produce a vaccine.
The WHO said last month that it would investigate the reports while the country’s own officials launched epidemiological investigations into the cases.
“We are aware that some patients test positive after they clinically recover,” a WHO spokesperson told AFP, without making specific reference to the South Korean cases. (Text courtesy Sun)