Coronavirus is dangerous for people of all ages, said Melita Voinovich, a representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Russia, during the online broadcast “The next 20 years” on Saturday, March 28.
“Coronavirus infection outside of age, mortality, and infection, unfortunately, are in young people. The first vulnerability is concomitant diseases,” she said.
Voinovich said young people get much less ill, “but still all should be taken care of”. She also added that in France, for example, 12 young people under the age of 20 are in intensive care because of coronavirus.
March 26, scientists reported that people infected with coronavirus are most dangerous to others in the first week of the disease – since the onset of symptoms of infection.
An outbreak of COVID-19 caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus occurred in Wuhan, China in late December. Outside China, the disease has been diagnosed in patients in more than 190 countries. On 11 March, the WHO declared a coronavirus pandemic. Because of the new virus, many countries have restricted air traffic and closed their borders.
According to Worldometer as of March 28, over 589 thousand cases were registered on the planet, almost 27 thousand people died and more than 132 thousand were cured.