According to the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), youths between ages 20-40 are the ones spreading COVID-19, while those 50 years and above are the ones more heavily affected.
Chikwe Iheakwazu, the DG of NCDC, made this known n Abuja on Thursday during a daily briefing on COVID-19. He advised youths to restrain from unnecessary social activities.
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.”
Ihekweazu asked the people not to go on social visits which might further the spread of the virus.
The NCDC said it had published new guidelines and advisory for vulnerable people, and urged Nigerians to read it.