The World Health Organization (WHO) says there is a very slim possibility of people getting reinfected with the COVID-19 virus.
This follows reports that a Hong Kong man contracted the virus for a second time.
The 33-year-old man is said to have been reinfected with COVID-19 after an interval of more than four months, but with a different strain of the virus.
WHO spokesperson Margaret Harris says although the finding is significant, she is downplaying concerns the development could spark a new alert.
“This is one documented case in over 23 million and we will probably see other documented cases.
“But it seems to be not a regular event, we would have seen many more cases,” Harris said.
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