“COVID-19 Driven By Young People” – WHO

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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the entire world to a halt. Besides affecting more than 21 million people globally across all ages, the contagion has so far claimed the lives around 8 lakh people.

In a new development, the Regional Director of WHO for the Western Pacific Takeshi Kasai  has claimed that the contagion has been driven by young people.

As per an Indian Express report, Kasai told in a virtual briefing, “The spread of the coronavirus is being increasingly driven by people aged in their 20s, 30s and 40s and many are not aware that they have been infected.”

He further said, “This increases the risk of spillovers to the more vulnerable: the elderly, the sick people in long-term care, people who live in densely populated areas and underserved areas.”

The pandemic has taken a devastating toll on many economies around the world, including that of the most developed country USA. Moreover, it has adversely affected the domain of education globally. Although many institutions have moved to the virtual mode, scores of students in countries like India are facing multiple problems while taking classes online.

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