COVID-19: WHO Says Young People Have Spread Coronavirus In Some Countries

The global health body has said the young are “not invincible”. They can get infected, can transmit the virus and can even die.

Sohil Nikam

July 31, 2020

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has cited its evidence while revealing that spikes in the spread of COVID-19 in some countries are partly due to young people “letting down their guard during the northern hemisphere summer.” A false theory doing the rounds is that just like the flu, the coronavirus is not active during summer. The WHO has already debunked this theory, yet young people, especially in some parts of the US, have been found to be partying to celebrate the arrival of summer.

WHO Chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, told journalists, “We have said it before and we’ll say it again: young people are not invincible. Young people can be infected; young people can die, and young people can transmit the virus to others.” The COVID-19 pandemic has shown no signs of waning in some parts of the world. There are currently more than 17 million confirmed cases all over the globe, with 6 lakh deaths having occurred until now. The death toll is expected to touch 1 million this August.

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