WHO's Tedros: Young people are not invincible against coronavirus

WHO's Tedros: Young people are not invincible against coronavirus

The Chinese city where the novel coronavirus emerged last December has reported no new cases in 24 hours for the first time since the outbreak began.

"Every day, COVID-19 seems to reach a new and tragic milestone", the World Health Organization chief said. "Wuhan provides hope for the rest of the world", he added. "It is also a motivation to double down and do everything we can to stop transmission and save lives".

WHO, which ranked Corona as a global epidemic on March 11, stressed that young people should avoid mingling and transmitting it to the elderly and other groups most at risk.

Dr Adhanom Ghebreyesus said people are living a "new reality", and gave people tips on how to stay healthy at home, including eating a healthy diet, limiting alcohol and sugary drinks, stopping smoking and exercise. We must exercise caution.

"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".

On Friday, Italy said it had recorded 627 new COVID-19 deaths over the past 24 hours, taking its number of fatalities to over 4,000.

Iran, the hardest-hit country in the Middle East, said Friday that 1,433 people have died from COVID-19, which has infected a total of 19,644 people, 6,745 of whom have recovered.

"We are changing to say "physical distance" and that's on objective because we want people to remain connected", said Dr. Maria Kerkhove, a World Health Organization epidemiologist.

"As you know, the first vaccine trial has begun, just 60 days after the genetic sequence of the virus was shared by China".

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said "younger people are not spared" from the effects of the pandemic.

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Indonesia: A state of emergency situation will certainly be in pressure in the funding Jakarta from Monday - bars, movie theaters and also several various other services will certainly be closed down.

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