WHO named the cause of new COVID-19 outbreaks in Europe

New outbreaks of COVID-19 in a number of countries in Europe and the Northern hemisphere are linked to the fact that young people have lowered their vigilance in the summer, Director General of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a briefing on Thursday.

“Evidence suggests that outbreaks of COVID-19 cases in a number of countries have emerged as a result of young people relaxing their vigilance during the Northern hemisphere summer season,” he said.

The WHO Director-General reiterated that young people and children are susceptible to COVID-19 infection, so they should also be vigilant during the pandemic – wear masks and keep a distance.