Living with the pandemic: Countries consider ‘immunity passport’

Since the coronavirus pandemic entangles the world and no vaccine has been made available yet, the world is devising a post-coronavirus world order to put economies back on the track.

Among such measures is the idea of an immunity passport, a form of a document given to those who have recovered from the coronavirus disease.

According to a World Economic Forum report, Chile is mulling over the scheme to become the first country to put it into action.

These certificates would free holders from all kinds of restrictions or quarantine measures.

The idea has been met with skepticism, with the World Health Organisation (WHO) opposing the measure strongest.

Chile has voiced that these certificates will expire three months after a person has recovered from the COVID-19.

The World Health Organisation has also raised objection over the degree of immunity a recovered person has, along with the time duration one remains immune to the virus.