Tengiz Tsertsvadze, the director of the Infectious Diseases, AIDS, and Clinical Immunology Research Center, explains that the transmitted coronavirus does not leave immunity in all patients.
According to Tsertsvadze, those who do not have immunity after COVID-19 are candidates to get the infection again. At the same time, Tsertsvadze explains that patients with immunity are protected for at least three months.
"It is believed that the transmitted disease leaves immunity, but not in 100% of patients. In some patients, it may not leave immunity or leave a weak one. It is said that it depends on how severe the virus was, but there is still no direct connection.
The patient may be left with strong immunity, or partially weak immunity, and with no immunity at all. As for the period, for how long the immunity protects a person from re-infection, a different number of months can be named," Tsertsvadze said.
Tengiz Tsertsvadze advises people who have been infected with the coronavirus to wear a mask and follow hygiene rules, as they may still be mechanical carriers of the virus.