VIRUS ALERT : COVID-19 Patients "Still Infectious For Eight (8) Days After Recovery" – Report

CORONAVIRUS patients with mild symptoms could be contagious for up to eight days after getting better, experts have claimed. 

New research found that half of patients treated for mild Covid-19 still had the infection in their system a week after symptoms disappeared.

The study was based on 16 patients who tested positive for coronavirus at the Treatment Center of PLA General Hospital in Beijing, China, between January 28 and February 9.

Researchers collected samples from throat swabs taken from all patients - who had an average age of 35.5 - on alternate days before analysing them.