Hong Kong: Health officials confirm first documented case of coronavirus reinfection

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Subscribe to our channel! rupt.ly/subscribe Hong Kong health officials commented on the first documented case of coronavirus reinfection in the city on Tuesday, one day after University of Hong Kong researchers made their findings, which involves a Hong Kong resident, […]



Subscribe to our channel! rupt.ly/subscribe Hong Kong health officials commented on the first documented case of coronavirus reinfection in the city on Tuesday, one day after University of Hong Kong researchers made their findings, which involves a Hong Kong resident, public. "This is a new discovery, as the other scientists have pointed out, this is a case to be studied in depth," said Director of Health Dr. Constance Chan Hon Yee at the conference. "How many cases will be infected again? How long can the immunity be maintained? What will be the direction for the future use of the vaccines? All these issues must be studied in the scientific community to reach a conclusion," she added. Secretary for Food and Health, Professor Sophia Chan Siu-chee, emphasised that the findings made sticking to coronavirus rules only more important. "We must be very careful even if we have vaccines, the virus will not disappear, we can be reinfected even after we recovered from this virus," she explained. On Monday, scientists reported about the case of a 33-year-old Hong Kong man who was reinfected with a different strain of the coronavirus four and half months after his first infection. Their findings, which have yet to be published or peer-reviewed, indicate that the man, who was hospitalised during his first bout with the virus, was asymptomatic after he tested positive for a second time upon returning to Hong Kong from a visit to Europe. Video ID: 20200825-033 Video on Demand: https://ruptly.tv/videos/20200825-033 Contact: cd@ruptly.tv Twitter: http://twitter.com/Ruptly Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Ruptly

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