UK probes kids syndrome, COVID-19 link

# 12:24
28 April 2020

Britain is examining whether there is a link between an inflammatory disease which severely affects children and COVID-19, a health official says, adding that it was too soon to say whether there was a link between the two, APA reports citing Associated Press.

Health minister Matt Hancock said he was "very worried" about reports of children struggling with severe symptoms that might have a link to COVID-19.


"We have become aware in the last few days of reports of severe illness in children which might be a Kawasaki-like disease," national medical director for England Stephen Powis said, referring to a syndrome which causes inflammation of blood vessels, adding that the disease was very rare.


"I've asked the national clinic director for children and young people to look into this as a matter of urgency... We're not sure at the moment. It's really too early to say whether there is a link."