The World Health Organization (WHO) has a warning for all the young people out there who, the WHO believes, aren’t aware of how bad the pandemic can hit them. The WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in a virtual news conference in Geneva said although the older age people have been hit the most by the virus, the younger ones weren’t spared too.
The Chief told that across the globe, many people, in their younger self, also have stormed into the hospital seeking treatment for coronavirus.
“Today I have a message for young people: you are not invincible. This virus could put you in hospital for weeks — or even kill you,” Tedros warned.
He also added that as a human, young people must come out to support and make other people aware of the situation. He said as an educated class, they can play a role in ensuring others get through the pandemic as soon as possible.
“Even if you don’t get sick, the choices you make about where you go could be the difference between life and death for someone else,” he said adding that he is “grateful that so many young people are spreading the word and not the virus.”
WHO Lauds China
The WHO also lauded the efforts of China, which has achieved a milestone as it reported zero domestic cases of the virus on Wednesday.
“Wuhan provides hope for the rest of the world that even the most severe situation can be turned around,” he said adding that there is always a chance to reverse the situation if one acts logically.
He later added that during such times, it is very normal to feel scared and stressed and but “talking to people you know and trust can help.”
The following announcement comes amidst record death due to the virus in Italy. Locked down for weeks now, Italy has reported as many as 627 deaths in the last 24 hours. In the last three days straight, Italy has recorded 400+ deaths surpassing China’s official death toll.
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