COVID-19 crisis: US youths fear life-changing effects of layoffs

Last month, more than 25 percent of people in the United States aged between 16 and 24 were out of work.
And as Al Jazeera’s Heidi Zhou-Castro reports from Washington, DC, some fear the effects of unemployment due to coronavirus pandemic will last for long.

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In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

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  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

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