Controversial ‘virus free’ ID to be introduce by Chile

Chile is to go ahead with controversial plans to issue certificates to people who have recovered from Covid-19.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said there is “no evidence” that people who contract coronavirus are immune from being infected again, and warned that “immunity” documents could even help the virus spread.

But a Chilean government official said people who had already been infected were “less likely to become ill again”.

Almost 200 people have died in Chile.

The country also has more than 13,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

“There is currently no evidence that people who have recovered from Covid-19 and have antibodies are protected from a second infection,” the WHO said in a briefing note on Friday.

The body argued that so-called “immunity certificates” could even be harmful, because they could lead people to ignore public health advice and therefore increase the risk of transmitting the disease.

However, Paula Daza, under-secretary at Chile’s Ministry of Health, told reporters on Sunday: “One of the things that we know is that a person who has had the illness has a lower probability of becoming ill again.”

She added that the certificates would not confirm that people had immunity to Covid-19, but rather state that they had recovered from the disease and had completed a period of isolation.

At least 200,000 people have died with the coronavirus across the world, and many governments are now trying to find ways to ease their lockdown restrictions.

Source:[BBC NEWS]

READ  University of Education(Uew) Withheld lectures for further notice.

About Sam Icon

Sam Icon is a Website designer, Tutor, Blogger, Entrepreneur, Content Creator/Curator and an Entertainment Analyst. Otherwise known as Sampson Arhin by birth. I studied at University of Education in Ghana with Bachelor of Arts (Geography and Economics). As a graduate with such acquisition, I have devoted my time in working professionally as good Content Developer and Researcher, Music Promoter and a Writer as well. More so, Website Designing has became one of my greatest freak in which my leisure seems to be a working day just because of the passion that i have for it. Book me now on +233269959981. Email: Info@Samicongh.com

Check Also

President Akuffo Addo will go into Self-Isolation for 14 days.

The Ministry Of Information (Ghana) , have released through a press statement , the president’s …

Corona Quacks: Exposing fake coronavirus cures in Ghana – BBC Africa Eye documentary

The first documentary on COVID-19, the full 30-minute Corona Quacks is going to be broadcast …

Virtual distance learning is not the best temporal measures for our students learning- Gyimah Write

Hm! is virtual learning the best temporal way of addressing our students learning?I am not …

Covid-19: Kenyans moved by widow cooking stones for children

Kenyans have rallied to the aid of a widow filmed cooking stones for her eight …

More than 12 million Italian workers have requested coronavirus emergency funds

A total of 12.4 million workers in Italy have asked for emergency funds offered by …

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: