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    WHO warns partying youngsters to not take COVID-19 lightly

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    The World Health Organisation has raised concerns about the younger population in many countries - who’ve started partying - causing a spike in new COVID-19 cases.

    AFP
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    Part of Europe and Asia have seen a fresh spike in cases, fuelling concerns of a second wave and leading to fresh restrictions.

    Reuters
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    WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has advised caution, pointing out that young people are not invincible and that the threat of COVID-19 is a very real one that needs to be taken seriously.

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    Experts are also warning that party hotspots like nightclubs and bars could turn into COVID-19 hotspots just as easily, due to the crowd, in turn amplifying transmission of the virus.

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    The WHO was scheduled to update its COVID-19 related restrictions ahead of the summer holidays in Europe but with the situation like it is, the world body might just leave existing ones in place.

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