A former coronavirus patient has tested positive again after being discharged from a hospital in China 18 days ago and then passed a two-week quarantine period.
The Chinese resident, known by his surname Wang, reportedly went for a recheck yesterday after reading stories about other recovered patients being infected again.
He has been quarantined after the result came back positive.
A former coronavirus patient (pictured) has tested positive again after being discharged from a hospital after 19 days. The picture shows the patient being welcomed by his neighbours
Mr Wang has been quarantined after the result came back positive again
He is pictured here with his daughters standing in front of the hospital after being discharged
Mr Wang left the Affiliated Hospital of Xuzhou Medical University in Zhejiang Province of eastern China on February 9.
He was quarantined for another two weeks before he returned to his complex.
His community welcomed him back with hanging banners, flowers and a specially made cake.
Mr Wang’s community welcomed him back with hanging banners, flowers and a specially made cake. The picture shows the residents taking photos during the welcome ceremony +12
Sixty-five residents living in Mr Wang’s complex are now under self-isolation after Mr Wang was found to be carrying the virus.
The resident was diagnosed on January 26, as the first confirmed case in Xuzhou city, after travelling through Hubei Province, the epicentre of the coronavirus.
His two daughters and son-in-law caught the virus from Mr Wang and tested positive on the following day.
His younger daughter has also tested positive yesterday.