Patients became ill with COVID-19 shortly after quarantining. “The number of re-infected will only grow, 91 is just the beginning”, said Kim Woo Ju, a professor of infectious diseases at Korea University Hospital.
Doctors took samples from patients from the respiratory system to conduct more detailed tests, the results of which will be known only after two weeks. In particular, specialists want to understand whether the patient’s body produces antibodies against COVID-19. However, some experts note that people who have antibodies can not infect others.
Repeated exposure to the virus is a concern in many countries around the world, as authorities hope that the infected population will develop immunity to prevent a pandemic from recurring.
Almost 7 thousand South Koreans were cured of the coronavirus. Now the country’s authorities will think over measures that will allow them not to get the virus again.