Chile Prepares to Distribute the World’s First ‘Coronavirus Immune Passport’


Chile, a South American country, will give an “immune passport” to people who recover after catching coronavirus. People who take the immune passport will be exempt from measures taken against the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus manifests itself in South America as well as all over the world. Many South American countries are struggling with the coronavirus outbreak, and their governments are taking measures to prevent the outbreak from spreading.

Chile, which is a South American country, is among the countries struggling with the coronavirus epidemic. According to Johns Hopkins University’s coronavirus database, there are currently 10,507 coronavirus cases in Chile. 139 people died in the country due to coronavirus.

The Chilean government, which has taken some precautions to combat coronavirus, is now preparing to give a document to people who are caught and recovered from the coronavirus. In a statement Monday, it was announced that people who caught the coronavirus and recovered will receive an “immune passport”.

Chile’s coronavirus immune passport will be the first in the world if it comes to life. No country has so far attempted an official document to coronavirus survivors. However, scientists also remind that there are cases where the coronavirus has survived and regained the virus.

The immune passport, which will be given to healed people, will ensure that these people return to work. Explaining to the Washington Post on the application of the immune passport, Chilean Health Minister Jaime Mañalich said that healed people are not risk-free and can help the society tremendously.

Immune passport application is requested to be discussed again
Paula Daza, Chilean Undersecretary of Public Health, announced that there are more than 4,600 people in Chile who have caught coronavirus and recovered. Applicants from these people will be able to obtain their immune passport and return to work.

The new implementation of the Chilean government has faced criticism from within the country. People who criticize the application say that the decision was made without consulting the Chilean Immunology Association.

Cristóbal Cuadrado, Chilean Health Association and Technical Secretary of the Health Policy, is also among the critics of the practice. Cuadrado said there were doubts about whether immunity to coronavirus was long-term. Cuadrado said that the government should involve experts in the process before the implementation begins and the practice should be discussed again.

In Chile, which is one of the countries with coronavirus outbreak, it is forbidden to go out to the street after 22:00. On the disaster situation announced in the country, holidays were made in schools. Schools in Chile will remain closed until the end of May.


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