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Young people are not invincible amid coronavirus, WHO says

GENEVA (Reuters) - People should not be blamed for wanting to live normal lives but the message from the World Health Organization is that people, especially the young, are not invincible amid the coronavirus pandemic, WHO epidemiologist Maria Van Kerkhove said on Tuesday.

“We are seeing young people who are ending up in ICU. Young people are dying from this virus,” she told a briefing in Geneva, referring to intensive care units.

More than 21.9 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 772,647 have died, according to a Reuters tally.

Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay, Michael Shields and John Miller; Writing by Nick Macfie; Editing by Jon Boyle

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