NCDC Reveals Super Spreaders Of COVID-19 In Nigeria

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NCDC Reveals Super Spreaders Of COVID-19 In Nigeria


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has said the youths in the country are responsible for the rapid COVID-19 spread.

The NCDC Director-general, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu,  disclosed this during the  Presidential Task Force on COVID-19  press briefing on Thursday, July 2, in Abuja.

He revealed that youths between the ages of 20 and 40 were responsible for the spread of coronavirus, while he added that the majority of those who succumb to death are older people from 50 years and above.

His words,

“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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