The World Health Organisation has warned against issuing “immunity passports” to people who have beaten coronavirus.
According to Evening Standard, there is no evidence that people who have beaten coronavirus are protected from the strain.
Meanwhile, a way of allowing people protected against reinfection to return to work is the concept of “immunity passports” or “risk-free certificates” which has been floated.
Although, the Geneva-based UN health agency said in a scientific brief published on Saturday that more research is needed.
On the number of cases globally, Johns Hopkins data reveal that more than 2.5 million have been infected with Covid-19.
In the words of WHO “at this point in the pandemic, there is not enough evidence about the effectiveness of antibody-mediated immunity to guarantee the accuracy of an ‘immunity passport’ or ‘risk-free certificate’.”
The renowned health organisation argued that people who assume they are immune to reinfection may ignore public health advice and that such certificates could raise the risks of continued virus transmission.
The WHO added that tests for antibodies of the new coronavirus also “need further validation to determine their accuracy and reliability”.