The NCDC boss made the statement on Thursday, July 2, 2020.
He said youths between the ages of 20 and 40 were responsible for the transmission of the coronavirus, adding that the majority of those who succumb to the disease are older persons aged 50 and above.
According to him;
“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.”
“Statistics show the major drivers of #COVID19 spread are the younger populations, however people with underlying medical conditions & the elderly are most vulnerable.
We must #TakeResponsibility to keep them safe”
~@Chikwe_I, DG NCDC
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) July 2, 2020
He added that;
“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.”
The NCDC Chief further stressed that;
“As of yesterday, July 2, 2020, there have been 27,110 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the country. 616 deaths have been recorded while 10,801 patients have been discharged.”