More than 100 South Koreans who absolutely recovered from coronavirus have examined constructive for a second time, because the nation eyes an easing of social-distancing guidelines, officers mentioned.
The killer virus has “reactivated” in a complete 116 sufferers, with 48 of them in the nation’s coronavirus epicenter of Daegu, in response to Yonhap Information Company.
Jeong Eun-kyeong, director of the Korea Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention, mentioned the virus might have been reactivated after remaining dormant in the sufferers, versus them being reinfected.
The nation reported final week there have been 51 instances of sufferers testing constructive after being cleared of the virus.
Jeong famous, nevertheless, there have been no instances of the relapsed sufferers spreading the virus to anybody else, Yonhap Information reported.
In the meantime, Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun mentioned the federal government would quickly be seeking to elevate a number of the stay-at-home tips, that are in impact till at the very least April 19.
“We’d like a really cautious strategy as a result of any untimely easing of social distancing might carry irreversible penalties, and must ponder deeply about when and the way we swap to the brand new system,” he mentioned.
South Korea has confirmed more than 10,500 COVID-19 instances, with more than 7,447 sufferers being cleared of the virus, officers mentioned.
With Submit wires