Affluent youth blamed for surge
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.