Doctor David Nabarro warned that the coronavirus outbreak is still a constant and unpleasant threat despite the relaxing of social distancing rules. Dr Nabarro urged people to not treat it lightly and consider others during an interview with Sky News’ Kay Burley.
Ms Burley said: “There is an argument for herd immunity amongst young people, we certainly saw that in Soho on Saturday night, does that offend you?”
Doctor Nabarro said: “Well yes, the one thing I would say to everybody whatever their age is don’t treat it lightly.
“You might get a mild infection, but you could easily give it to somebody else who then goes and dies.
“It is so dangerous so please don’t imagine that everybody is going to go out and get the disease, it won’t be like that.
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“It is a constant threat.”
He continued: “So my request to everybody is stay on guard and take it seriously.
“It would concern me hugely if I felt there was a generation of people who were just not doing so.”
The UK was placed in lockdown in March to protect the NHS from being overwhelmed from the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
Worldwide there have been more than 11.5 million COVID-19 cases.
The death toll has reached more than 535,000.
More than 6,500,000 people have recovered from the coronavirus across the globe.
The United States has the highest amount of COVID-19 cases in the world with more than 2,900,000 confirmed cases.