People who recover from Covid-19 must be exempt from restrictions – Tory MP
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Quoting a British Medical Journal report which found that individuals previously infected with Covid-19 “cannot be reinfected for at least six months”, Sir Christopher Chope called for those who have already had the virus to be free from any restrictions imposed after lockdown.
But Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is self-isolating again despite having had the virus in the spring, said “there is evidence both ways” and that everyone must continue to follow the rules with regards to self-isolation.
Speaking in the Commons during PMQs, Sir Christopher said: “More than one million fellow citizens have recovered after testing positive for Covid-19.
“On November 2, the British Medical Journal reported that all those people will have protection from their T cells which would ensure that they cannot be reinfected for at least six months.
“In the light of that, will (Mr Johnson) follow the example of Sweden and exempt from all the Covid regulations those people who have tested positive within the last six months, and thereby show that he is following the science and also common sense?”
Mr Johnson replied: “There is evidence both ways on that and I think that what everybody would accept is that everybody who does get pinged, everybody who does get contacted by NHS Test and Trace, should follow the rules.”
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