WHO officials believe that in some countries, young people provoke a spike in COVID-19 cases.
According to WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, young people are not invincible and could become infected.
Reassuring young people around the world that the virus could pose a serious threat to their health remains a challenge for WHO, he said.
Maria Van Kerkhove, head of the WHO emerging diseases unit, noted that most young people have milder Covid-19, but this is not always the case. Some young people became seriously ill and died. She noted that some young people who have had the coronavirus may have long-term consequences, some suffer from extreme fatigue, shortness of breath, or difficulty resuming normal activities such as returning to work or the gym.