During the traditional press conference organized by the Crisis Center, Frederique Jacobs, interfederal spokesperson for coronavirus, confirmed what many people feared: it is not because a test is negative that the coronavirus is not not here.
“It is very important to note that a negative test does not guarantee that you are not infected with the virus. It is perfectly fine that you are a carrier of the virus but that the test remains negative during the first days of the exposure, ”she explained.
Before adding: “Even after a negative test, the virus can still appear, and you can become contagious for a few more days. Finally, a test provides knowledge, but does not protect or cure you and does not replace quarantine ”.