WHO says careless young people driving some COVID-19 spikes
05 August 2020 | 7:00 am
World Health Organization experts warn that spikes in coronavirus transmission in a number of countries are being driven by young people, who "must take the same precautions to protect themselves and protect others" says WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
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