According to the Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC), COVID-19 disease in Nigeria is spread by young people between the ages of 20 and 40.
This was announced by NCDC Director General chikwe Ihekweazu during a briefing in Abuja on Thursday, July 2, according to theCable.
He said that although the virus is spreading among young people, patients over the age of 50 are the highest fatalities.
The NCDC boss said it was clear that COVID-19 transmission was high among young people in Nigeria.
“More people are getting infected all over the world, as you could see, ten million. It is becoming increasingly clear that the spread of this virus is mainly among young people, and not among children, but among people aged 20 to 40 years.
But those who bear the brunt of this are people aged 50 and over,” he said. He noted that three out of five people who die from COVID-19 are 50 years older.
Ihekweazu said it was necessary to protect the elderly from Contracting the disease.
Meanwhile, Governor Udom Emmanuel reiterated that the Akwa Ibom state government has not received any financial assistance from the Federal government in the fight against COVID-19.
The Governor reported this during a routine media conversation to inform citizens of the state government’s efforts to combat the COVID-19 disaster.
According to him, it was important to dispel the misconception that the Federal government provides financial support to the state in this direction.
His word: “since I am speaking to you, I have not yet received a single Naira from the Federal government to fight COVID-19.
Many people believe that we are doing all this because the Federal government has given us so much money. No, not at all. “We do this because we see our responsibility to save lives, and I said I would be at the forefront of this fight.”