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COVID-19 Fatigue Setting in for Young People

Ontario Premier Doug Ford is urging young people to keep practicing social distancing and stay in your bubble as more and more young people are contracting the virus.

ONTARIO - The Premier of Ontario is urging young people to continue to take COVID-19 seriously.

Looking at the recent data, most of the people who are testing positive for the virus are under the age of 39. Premier Doug Ford says they understand young people have something called COVID fatigue and is encouraging everyone to stay the course. 

"I was shocked by the numbers and just a message to the young people, you have such a future ahead of yourselves, you may feel you are invincible and you will get through it. It's not just about yourself getting through it, it's about your parents, grandparents and other family members. That is who have to think about before going to a party." 

Yesterday of the 135 new cases, 52 were between the ages of 20-39 range and 23 were 19 and under. Health Minister Christine Elliott says they are encouraging everyone to continue with COVID-19 precautions.

"We do know there is a certain amount of COVID fatigue with our young people right now and I know that has been after months of not seeing friends and not being able to socialize. As we are opening up the economy, it is more important that ever before to please follow the public health rules, please do the physical distancing, please wear the face masks, please do the frequent hand washing and please maintain one social circle, it is vitally important."

Part of the problem with young people is they are expanding their social circles or bubbles, or perhaps creating multiple bubbles. 

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