According to WHO, there is no evidence that COVID-19 patients have developed strong antibodies that protected them from second coronavirus infection.
United Agency has directed to issue the ‘immunity passports’ and ‘health certificates’ to the recovered ones. It warns them against the risk of spreading the virus if the precautionary measures are ignored.
Chile delivered that it would issue ‘health passports’ to the recovered patients. They are directed to join the workforce if tested to have developed antibodies to fight against the virus.
UK has conducted below than 5000 immunity tests apart from the mass schemes working throughout the globe.
An antibody test now seems the crucial way for the countries to get a clear digit of the affected people. It is considered to be the only source to pass through the lockdowns and to estimate the spread of the outbreak.
Almost 20,000 people are being tested per day in Italy. Where, US are planning to screen the samples of almost 40,000 healthcare workers through a campaign.
Andorra has reserved 150,00 kits to be used to test its whole population. Germany has started testing 15,000 people and is planning to apply the results to the overall population.
Antibodies are present in the blood as protein. It unveils if the person has already recovered from the particular disease. WHO makes it clear that it’s not confirmed that if the person has developed antibodies and is not vulnerable to the virus.
The organization is claiming to review the antibody researches of SARS-CoV-2 infection. Till 24 April, 2020, no previous study has proven that developed antibodies for SARS-CoV-2 are able to fight coronavirus.
It further said that the issuance of ‘health certificates’ may increase the transmission. People who consider them as immune to fight the virus can give cold shoulders to the public health advice.