The coronavirus can begin to permanently settle in the body, said the scientist

The coronavirus can start to live permanently in the human body, such as herpes virus, said academician of RAS, honored scientist of Russia, Professor of Moscow state University. Lomonosov Sergey Kolesnikov in an interview with "Parlamentskaya Gazeta".

However, while there is no information that would indicate such a scenario with the agent COVID-19 the scientist explained.

"God forbid, however, the coronavirus will live chronically in the body. In us lives the herpes virus and some other infections. Although such data are not yet available. Let's see what will happen with COVID-19. But most likely, he will repeat the fate of the other four coronaviruses that exist in our population", — said Kolesnikov.

World health organization March 11 announced the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 pandemic. In Russia have revealed 648 thousand cases of infection with coronavirus, more than nine thousand died 413 thousand cured.

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