Youth have been warned against thinking that they are immune to the dreaded coronavirus pandemic currently ravaging the world.
At a press conference the Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of World Health Organization (WHO) revealed that the new Coronavirus is capable of infecting and killing youth.
The organization has recently ranked coronavirus as a global pandemic on March 11.
Ghebreyesus called urged youth to avoid mingling and transmitting the disease to the elderly and other groups most at risk.
“Today I have a message for young people: You are not immune, this virus can throw you in hospital for weeks and may kill you. Even if you don’t get sick, the choices you make about where to go can be the difference between life and death for another person,” he said.
Ghebreyesus pointed out that for the first time in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the epidemic, no new cases were reported on Thursday, “giving hope to the rest of the world that the situation can turn even in the most affected areas of the world.”
For the third consecutive day, the Chinese mainland had not recorded new cases of coronavirus at the local level, while the number of infections detected by arrivals from abroad had increased.
The National Health Commission of China reported that 41 new confirmed cases of coronavirus were recorded on the Chinese mainland on Friday, a slight increase from the previous day in which only 39 cases were recorded.
The committee said in a statement, on Saturday, that this brings the total number of infections on the mainland so far to 81008 cases.
The number of deaths from the “Covid-19” virus outbreak reached 3,255 as of the end of Friday, an increase of 7 deaths from the previous day, all in Hubei province, the center of the virus outbreak in China.
The number of cases of arrivals to the mainland reached 269 on Friday, an increase of 41 over the previous day.