New Delhi: ‘Coronavirus could put young people in hospital or even kill them‘, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned, while addressing a virtual news conference in Geneva. The WHO chief asserted that the solidarity between the generations is one of the keys to combat the spread of the pandemic, which has now infected more than 254,000 people and killed at least 10,444 across the world. Also Read - Coronavirus in Gujarat: 14-month-old Toddler Dies of COVID-19 in Jamnagar
“Today I have a message for young people — you are not invincible. 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. I’m grateful that so many young people are spreading the word and not the virus”, news agency AFP quoted Tedros as stating. Also Read - New York Leads Coronavirus Death Toll With 731 Fatalties in 24 Hours
Besides, WHO emergencies director, Michael Ryan who was also present at the conference informed that two out of three people in intensive care in COVID-hit Italy were aged under 70. Also Read - Rishabh Pant is Just 20 And Media Scrutinises Him so Much: Rohit Sharma to Yuvraj Singh During Instagram Chat Amid COVID-19 Lockdown
Meanwhile, the death toll from the COVID-19 outbreak in Italy crossed 4,000. In the last 24 hours, the country recorded 627 deaths – the largest number so far – taking its total to 4,032, as per officials. The number of confirmed cases in the virus-ravaged country have risen to 47,021, despite severe restrictions on people’s movement. The country’s health service is under huge strain.