Youths are cause of the increase in Covid19 — NCDC

NCDC Director General

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control blame Nigerian youths for the increase in COVID19 spread in the country.

The NCDC boss, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, said this during the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 yesterday, July 2, in Abuja.

He said youths between the ages of 20 and 40 were responsible for the spread of COVID19, while the majority of those who succumb to the killer disease are older people from 50 years and above and those who have underlying health challenges.

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His statement read;

“As more people are infected across the world, you would have seen the numbers; it is increasingly obvious that transmission among younger people really, not children, but people aged between 20 and 40 as far as we know, are really driving the spread of this virus, but those that are bearing the brunt of it are people age 50 and above.

“Three out of five people who died from COVID-19 are 50 years and above; so we have to work harder, all of us collectively, to protect our elderly. We are on the verge of opening our airports, we have relaxed intercity travel.”

As at the time of this report, there are 27,110 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country. 10,801 discharged patients and 616 deaths recorded.


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