Abayev: the virus discovered in 1965 is not COVID-19, there is no immunity for novel coronavirus

Date: 10:33, 30-03-2020.

Astana. March 30. KazTAG - The virus discovered in 1965 is not COVID-19, there is no immunity for the novel coronavirus, said Dauren Abayev, Minister of Information and Public Development
"The virus which claims people's lives these days was discovered in 2019. In general the immunity is not long-lasting for all the types of coronaviruses, it frequently does not protect from reinfection. Unfortunately there is no immunity for COVID-19," he said commenting on the statements that 70% of people have allegedly overcome coronavirus which appeared in 1965.
He said coronaviruses have 40 types.
"Atypical pneumonia is also a coronavirus, Middle East respiratory syndrome is also a coronavirus. The first virus of this type was discovered in 1965, but it was not COVID-19, ”Abayev said.


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