The World Health Organisation has said there is no evidence that COVID-19 survivors are immune to the disease and they cannot pass the disease to others. VOA reports.
This was revealed by the head of WHOs emerging diseases and zoonosis unit, Maria Van Kerkove who said the serologic tests that look for antibodies in a person’s immune system to clarify the number of people who have been exposed to the virus may not be able to provide the information researchers are looking for.
Said Maria Van Kerkove:
Right now, we have no evidence that the use of a serologic test can show that an individual is immune or is protected from reinfection. What the use of these tests will do will measure the level of antibodies and it is a response that the body has a week or two later after they have been infected with this virus
Government across the world were pinning hopes on the serologic tests hoping they would reveal if survivors could be sent back to work without infecting others.