In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 03rd, July, 2020

NCDC Reveals Age Bracket Of Nigerians Spreading Coroanvirus And These Dying From It

NCDC Reveals Age Bracket Of Nigerians Spreading Coroanvirus And Those Dying From It




The Federal Authorities has mentioned that Nigerian youths between the ages of 20 and 40 are majorly chargeable for the unfold of the COVID-19.


It additionally added that older folks from 50 years and above are those largely dying from the illness.


The Director-Common, Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, mentioned this on Thursday in Abuja on the 48th joint nationwide briefing of the Presidential Process Pressure (PTF) on COVID-19.


“As extra individuals are contaminated the world over, you’ll have seen the numbers, it’s more and more apparent that transmission amongst youthful folks actually, not youngsters, however folks aged between 20 and 40 so far as we all know are actually driving the unfold of this virus, however these which are bearing the brunt of it are folks age 50 and above.

“Three out of 5 individuals who died from COVID-19 are 50 and above so we have now to work more durable, all of us collectively to guard our aged.

“We’re on the verge of opening our airports, we have now relaxed Intercity journey. “We all know that we have now a family-loving folks and that over the following few weeks we are going to all begin having this urge to go and go to our dad and mom, our, uncles, our aunts, restart the funeral actions that we have now postponed for months, begin the weddings, birthing, baptisms that we have now postponed for months.

“You will need to do these items and the interstate journey will permit us to do that however bear in mind we haven’t relaxed the rules of mass gatherings,” Ihekweazu mentioned.

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He mentioned that because the nation plan over the following few weeks or months, residents must keep in mind that there are nonetheless restrictions on mass gatherings, however that everybody has to point out the aged residents love and affection by not exposing them to the virus.


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