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Chile to debut world’s first ‘immunity passports’ for coronavirus

Chile to debut world’s first ‘immunity passports’ for coronavirus

Chile announced plans Monday to issue the world’s first “immunity passports” for recovered coronavirus patients that would make residents exempt from quarantines and other restrictions, according to a report on Monday. The cards, which will be rolled out later this week, will allow those who have recovered from the virus to return to work. “It’s precisely they who can help the community enormously, because they don’t present a risk,” Health Minister Jaime Mañalich said last week, according to the Washington Post. More than 4,600 people who have recovered from COVID-19 in the country will be eligible, according to Paula Daza, an undersecretary of public health in Chile. Residents can also apply for the cards, which will be issued to people with a “very high probability” of being noncontagious. Others who apply may be tested for antibodies to determine if they are eligible. Comment: And how exactly will they determine that? Flip a coin?
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