The long-term effects of COVID-19 are still unknown, said Tedros Adanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), writes TASS.
According to him, this applies, in particular, to ill children. He recalled that, unlike adults, children tolerate this disease more easily, and there are very few severe cases among children and adolescents.
According to the WHO, less than 10% of infections and less than 0.2% of fatalities are among people under 20 years of age. Gebreyesus said more research needs to be done and the factors that increase the risk of severe COVID-19 cases and death among children and adolescents are needed.
On the eve of the WHO announced a record increase in the number of people infected with a new type of coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic.