‘Immunity passport’ for those recovering from COVID; World Health Organization warns


Delhi: The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a warning against the proposal to issue an Immunity Passport (Risk-Free Certificate) for people with COVID disease. The WHO has warned that people who are infected cannot guarantee they will never get sick again, so issuing such a certificate could only make it more dangerous.

 Some governments have recommended that people who are infected with the virus get a risk-free certificate. The WHO warned against this. The WHO said there were directives from various countries to allow risk-free certificates to travel and return to work. There is no evidence that antibodies in the body of people with corona disease prevent a recurrence. More research needs to be done in this regard. Immunity certificates continue to increase the risk of the virus spreading, WHO said.

 The World Health Organization (WHO) said that further validation is needed to determine the accuracy and reliability of new coronavirus antibody tests. The UN General Assembly had earlier opposed the proposal to issue an immunity passport. Meanwhile, the World Health Organization (WHO) has dismissed allegations that COVID had created the virus. According to the available evidence, the novel coronavirus is naturally occurring in animals.

 The WHO suggested that when developing the vaccine against COVID, the country needs to make plans to reach out to countries without discrimination. “Once the vaccine or drug is developed, it should be available to everyone equally. Otherwise, the situation will worsen, the WHO said.