A new set of guidelines has been released by the National Health Commission of China, advising doctors of a number of long-term effects of the deadly virus.
He said some patients who survive Covid-19 will require treatment for lung and heart damage, while others may have movement problems due to muscle loss or psychological problems.
Most people who get sick with coronavirus only have mild symptoms and should recover with minimal long-term health problems.
However, patients who suffer from severe cases of Covid-19 may suffer from complications and organ damage such as cardiac arrhythmia or angina and, in many cases, will require care, doctors say.
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Official figures suggest that more than 78,000 coronavirus patients have now left hospital in China.
The deadly virus is believed to have first spread from animals to humans in Wuhan city late last year, before spreading across China and becoming a global health emergency.
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New advice from the National Health Commission of China warns that patients may suffer from depression, insomnia, eating disorders and various mental and neurological problems.
Doctors are also advised to look for muscle loss and even complete loss of limb function.
A separate study, published in the medical journal Kidney International, also warns of a link between Covid-19 and kidney failure.
It found that out of 5,449 coronavirus patients tested at Northwell Health’s medical center in Great Neck, New York, one in three developed serious kidney problems.
More than 14.3% of these patients continued to require dialysis, according to researcher Kenar Jhaveri, associate chief of nephrology at Northwell.
There have also been disturbing reports that the coronavirus has triggered Kawasaki-like disease in children, a serious condition that causes high fever, rashes, red eyes and swollen glands.