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Covid-19 reinfection cases in SA: NICD can't confirm repeat infections, wants labs to keep specimens

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A man wears a face mask as a preventive measure against the spread of the novel coronavirus. (Luis Robayo, AFP)
A man wears a face mask as a preventive measure against the spread of the novel coronavirus. (Luis Robayo, AFP)

The latest: The National Institute For Communicable Diseases (NICD) has failed to confirm whether there are any cases of Covid-19 reinfection in South Africa.

What it is: Covid-19 reinfection occurs when a person becomes infected, recovers fully, and becomes infected again. 

What we know: More than 35 possible cases of Covid-19 reinfection have been reported to the NICD in all provinces over the last three months. 

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