BRITS who’ve already had coronavirus must be exempt from lockdown guidelines, a Tory MP has demanded.
Sir Christopher Chope has claimed there’s sufficient proof individuals can’t catch Covid-19 twice known as for “greater than 1,000,000 individuals” who’ve recovered to be let loose.
⚠️ Learn our coronavirus live blog for the newest information & updates
Individuals who have already had coronavirus must be let loose, a Tory MP has demandedCredit score: Matthew Horwood
Sir Christopher stated there was proof individuals couldn’t catch Covid twice
The PM, who’s at the moment self-isolating, shut down the suggestion
Sir Christopher quoted a British Medical Journal report which discovered that individuals who have had the bug “can’t be reinfected for no less than six months”.
He advised MPs in PMQs: “A couple of million fellow residents have recovered after testing constructive for Covid-19.
“On November 2, the British Medical Journal reported that every one these individuals could have safety from their T cells which might be sure that they can’t be reinfected for no less than six months.
“Within the gentle of that, will (Mr Johnson) comply with the instance of Sweden and exempt from all of the Covid rules these individuals who have examined constructive inside the final six months, and thereby present that he’s following the science and likewise widespread sense?”
Mr Johnson slapped down the suggestion stated there’s not strong sufficient proof individuals couldn’t be reinfected with the virus.
“There’s proof each methods on that and I believe that what all people would settle for is that everyone who does get pinged, all people who does get contacted by NHS Check and Hint, ought to comply with the principles,” he stated.
The PM is currently self-isolating and appeared at PMQs via videolink after having a gathering with Tory MP Lee Anderson, who examined constructive for the virus over the weekend.
When requested about why Mr Johnson was self-isolating once more, Well being Secretary Matt Hancock said earlier this week people can get coronavirus twice.
Mr Hancock stated: “Some individuals do get it once more.
“I’ve had it however I comply with all the guidelines as a result of individuals can catch it twice.
“We’ve not but acquired the rigorous proof we want on how possible persons are to catch it twice, though we’re working very arduous on that.
“The Prime Minister is following precisely the identical guidelines as each different individual within the nation.”
The concept of “immunity wristbands” had beforehand been floated by ministers as a strategy to get individuals again to regular.
However a number of research have proven that antibodies to coronavirus can disappear after as little as three months after being in poor health – that means individuals may very well be weak to catching it once more.