South Korea faces ‘reactivation’ cases

Shelby Abayie, Health and Technology Editor

South Korea faces potential setbacks in its effort to flatten the curve as concerns over COVID-19 relapse grows.
According to Reuters, over 180 South Koreans have re-tested positive for COVID-19 after testing negative.  Fortunately, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) believes that the virus in these patients has little to no infectiousness.
Jeong Eun-kyeong is the director of the KCDC. He believes that the virus may have re-activated rather than re-infected patients. Those that have re-testest positive show either no symptoms or mild symptoms.
For now, the KCC intends to keep using polymerase-chain-reaction (PCR) tests to diagnose the general public. People with reoccurring symptoms are undergoing lab culture tests to gauge their level of infectiousness.