Recovered coronavirus patients ARE showing signs of immunity, experts say as hopes build that a vaccine could work – while scientists also believe younger children are potentially less likely to transmit infection [LINK]

England’s deputy Chief Medical Officer has said that recovered coronavirus patients appear to have Covid-specific antibodies for months.

Dr Jenny Harries said a ‘very large percentage of patients who have otherwise been pretty well do actually have a pretty good response’.

The senior Government medical adviser also said there were ‘some signs’ that younger children are potentially less likely to transmit coronavirus.

Speaking at the No10 coronavirus press conference tonight, Dr Harries said: ‘I think we are also starting to see with some very small pieces of evidence now from people in this country who have had Covid-19 and who have tested positive.