World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said rising numbers of coronavirus cases in several countries were caused by young people “letting down their guard.” He was speaking at a virtual news conference in Geneva on Thursday.
«Evidence suggested that spikes of cases in some countries are being driven in part by younger people letting down their guard during the northern hemisphere summer. We have said it before, and we'll say it again: young people are not invincible,» said Ghebreyesus.
He also warned of potential long-term effects of the virus on health even for people showing mild symptoms.
More than 17 million cases of COVID-19 have been registered worldwide with nearly 670,000 deaths linked to the disease.