The Scotsman

Af­flu­ent youth blamed for surge

- Health · Society · Matthew Hancock · United Kingdom

Af­flu­ent young peo­ple have helped pro­pel the rise in coron­avirus cases, the health sec­re­tary has sug­gested.

Matt Han­cock im­plored young peo­ple to stick to so­cial-dis­tanc­ing mea­sures as he said that un­der-25s, par­tic­u­larly those aged 17 to 21, ac­counted for a large num­ber of pos­i­tive cases.

He said “no­body wants to see a sec­ond wave” in the UK and that a re­cent surge in cases was “con­cern­ing”. There were a fur­ther 2,948 lab-con­firmed cases of coron­avirus in the UK as of 9am yes­ter­day.

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