Saturday, 08 August, 2020

World Health Organization reports record daily increase in global coronavirus cases, up over 292,000

People wearing face masks on Oxford Street London as face coverings become mandatory in shops and supermarkets in England People wearing face masks on Oxford Street London. More
Gustavo Carr | 02 August, 2020, 02:10

Cluster infections have occurred among young people who gathered at beaches or night clubs in the summer break in Spain, France, and other parts of Europe.

As the summer break started in Europe and the USA, young people let down their guards and flocked to beaches and home-made clubs to spend time with friends and have fun.

The World Health Organization has warned the coronavirus pandemic is likely to be "lengthy" after its emergency committee met to evaluate the crisis six months after sounding the worldwide alarm.

According to the World Health Organization, the COVID-19 virus is far from normal seasonal influenza.

"Young people are not invincible", World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a virtual news conference in Geneva.

Saying that young people can be infected and can transmit the virus to others, he stressed that young people must take the same precautions to protect themselves and others.

"Evidence suggests that spikes of cases in some countries are being driven in part by younger people letting down their guard during the northern hemisphere summer", Ghebreyesus said.

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The WHO's Covid-19 technical lead Maria Van Kerkhove said Thursday that the organisation had reacted immediately to the first signs of the pandemic, mobilizing its forces to act and inform.

"This disease while it may be mild, it may be moderate, it can affect many organs", he said.

Silva Cossa, the caretaker, ties ribbons onto the fence to represents a South African who has died from Covid-19, at St James Presbyterian church in Bedford Gardens, Johannesburg, South Africa, Wednesday, July 29, 2020.

While COVID-19 is not seasonal, there is potential for additional strain on global health systems due to the virus coinciding with the typical flu season.

In this file photo taken on May 21, 2020 Worker move a coffin with the body of a COVID-19 victim out of a refrigerated container before its cremation at the El Angel crematorium, in Lima.

"We just don't know..."

The WHO chief said young people who have great potential to be leaders and "drivers of change" must be more careful in ensuring that they are following all steps to curb the coronavirus pandemic.