Only 17 of 452 residents tested by the University of Hong Kong after returning from Hubei province carried antibodies to the coronavirus. Photo: Handout Only 17 of 452 residents tested by the University of Hong Kong after returning from Hubei province carried antibodies to the coronavirus. Photo: Handout
Only 17 of 452 residents tested by the University of Hong Kong after returning from Hubei province carried antibodies to the coronavirus. Photo: Handout

Coronavirus: testing in pandemic’s early stages showed no immunity among Hong Kong residents, new study shows

  • Even among returnees from Hubei province, the virus’ original epicentre, just 4 per cent of those tested were found to carry antibodies
  • ‘Future waves inevitable without a vaccine’, HKU researchers conclude, calling for continued social distancing and wearing of masks

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Only 17 of 452 residents tested by the University of Hong Kong after returning from Hubei province carried antibodies to the coronavirus. Photo: Handout Only 17 of 452 residents tested by the University of Hong Kong after returning from Hubei province carried antibodies to the coronavirus. Photo: Handout
Only 17 of 452 residents tested by the University of Hong Kong after returning from Hubei province carried antibodies to the coronavirus. Photo: Handout
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