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Health Secretary Matt Hancock blamed a recent spike in coronavirus cases on young people flouting social-distancing rules, warning the U.K. risks following European countries experiencing a new wave of infections.
“We’re very worried about it,” Hancock said during an LBC radio phone-in on Monday when asked about the prospects of a coronavirus resurgence.
Rising hospitalization rates in France and Spain show people can’t afford to relax, he said, even though under-25s — who are less at risk from the disease — are “largely” responsible for the surge of U.K. cases. “The problem is that spreading the disease among young people leads to older people getting it,” he said, calling the trend “concerning.”
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