A medical worker, covered in protective clothing, takes coronavirus test samples. South Korean officials have concluded that those who test positive twice are most probably returning “false positive” results. Photo: AFP

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The likely reason some South Korean patients tested positive for Covid-19 again

  • South Korean health officials found that some recovered coronavirus patients retested positive, raising concerns about developing a vaccine
  • But the government concluded the most likely explanation was that the tests were returning ‘false positives’ because of lingering parts of the virus
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A medical worker, covered in protective clothing, takes coronavirus test samples. South Korean officials have concluded that those who test positive twice are most probably returning “false positive” results. Photo: AFP
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