Coronavirus re-infection under serious investigation: Union Health Minister Harshvardhan
New Delhi/IBNS: India is closely examining all new aspects of coronavirus infection, which has infected nearly 60 lakh people in the country so far, Union Health Minister Dr Harshvardhan said.
"There are several cases of re-infection from across the world, not just in India. At the moment, the subject is still under serious investigation and doesn't appear to be a serious issue. However, in the health ministry, each and every aspect of COVID-19 that is emerging is being studied," Dr Harsh Vardhan said replying to a question asked by NDTV during a weekly online interaction -"Sunday Samvad".
"You can be assured that these reports of re-infection are also being examined. Expert panels working under the ICMR are examining the issue. Although the number of re-infection cases is negligible at the moment, we have completely seized the issue," he added.
India has recorded 59,92,532 cases so far, while about 88,600 fresh cases were registered in the last 24 hours, the government said Sunday morning.
A total of 94,503 people have lost their lives to Covid-19 until now, while 49.41 lakh people have recovered from the infection.
Several cases of Covid re-infection have surfaced in Assam and Bengaluru, triggering panic.
At least half a dozen doctors across medical colleges in Assam who had recovered from coronavirus infection, contracted the virus again. Cases of coronavirus re-infection have been reported from Europe, Hong Kong and US.