Tuesday 2 June, 2020

Czar advises young people to take COVID-19 precautions seriously

“They are by no means immune. They are also by no means at zero risk of getting gravely ill.”

This is the message COVID-19 Czar Richard Carter wants to emphasize to young people who, he said, are behaving as though they are insusceptible to the effects of the novel coronavirus.

While he acknowledged that those of the younger generation may only experience mild symptoms if they contract the virus and be better able to fight off the illness, he pointed out that data from countries with widespread outbreaks have recorded persons below the age of ten who have died from COVID-19.

The COVID-19 Czar therefore pleaded with young people to heed the precautions from medical and government  officials.

“You have a responsibility not just to protect yourself but to protect your parents, to protect your grandparents, to protect those persons who may live in the household with you,” he reiterated while speaking yesterday on VOB’s Down to Brass Tacks call-in programme.  

These comments by the Czar were made in response to caller who commented on the cavalier attitude of some young people as it related to COVID-19.

A video has been making the rounds on social media showing a group of young people purported to be liming after the 8 pm curfew came into effect over the weekend. 

 

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