The recommendations came six months after the pandemic hit the state and various changes were made in protocols of quarantine, isolation, treatment and discharge procedures. After having dealt with a total of over 87,000 infections, the experts now said repetitive tests, which can show positive results, have severe adverse impacts on these patients. They have negligible chances of infecting others but suffer from anxiety and depression even after the beating the virus because of the results, the experts said.
Talking to TOI, Dr Jitendra Kumar, a senior microbiologist at the CCL Central Hospital here said, “In asymptomatic patients, the virus load is less and weakened while patients showing symptoms have the virus multiplying inside them. But