MORE than 800,000 people in the UK are thought to have caught Covid in the space of just ONE week, a national survey has suggested.
Shock figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) today, as part of it’s ongoing Covid infection survey, say 1 person in 75 was estimated to have the virus – a steep rise from 1 in 95 recorded the previous week.
Meanwhile, UK charities are warning of a spike in youth violence this summer, fuelled by lockdowns, patchy education and compounded mental health issues.
Youth worker Kayeligh Wainwright told The Guardian: “In recent weeks some youth workers have said to me that lockdown, especially for young people already involved in gangs, has given them the opportunity to strategise and to think.
“Now lockdown has been lifted, we’re seeing this violence and conflict play out.”
The director of collective action at UK Youth added: “We saw a real increase in the number of young people being exploited as a result of Covid, because they were vulnerable and isolated.”
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Source: The Sun
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