Youths are the cause of rapid COVID-19 spread in the country says NCDC

Youths are the cause of rapid COVID-19 spread in the country says NCDC

Youths are the cause of rapid COVID-19 spread in the country says NCDC

Youths are the cause of rapid COVID-19 spread in the country says NCDC

The NCDC Director-General, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu said this during the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.

He said youths between the ages of 20 and 40 were responsible for the spread of COVID-19.

He said,

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.”

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