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A Japanese man has tested positive for coronavirus for a second time, two weeks after he recovered from the deadly infection.
The man, who is in his 70s, was initially infected while on board the disease-ridden Diamond Princess cruise ship in February.
He was treated in a medical facility in Tokyo and returned to his home in Mie after tests for COVID-19 came back negative, local media report.
But not long after being told he was in the clear, the man fell ill with a fever and temperature of 39°C once again. He was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Saturday.
It’s not the first time a patient has been ‘reinfected’ with the bug, after a Japanese woman was diagnosed again two weeks after her recovery.
Experts expressed their concern that patients could possibly relapse, with the coronavirus germs lying undetected by testing.
Courtesy of dailymail.co.uk