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Nigerians Aged 20 To 40 Spreading COVID-19 — Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu by jarawa: 5:20am On Jul 03, 2020
The Federal Government has said that Nigerian youths between the ages of 20 and 40 are majorly responsible for the spread of the COVID-19, while the majority of those bearing the brunt are older people from 50 years and above.

The Director-General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, said this on Thursday in Abuja at the 48th joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.

“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 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. “We know that we have a family-loving people and that over the next few weeks we will all start having this urge to go and visit our parents, our, uncles, our aunts, restart the funeral activities that we have postponed for months, start the weddings, birthing, baptisms that we have postponed for months.

“It is important to do these things and the interstate travel will allow us to do this but remember we haven’t relaxed the guidelines of mass gatherings,” Ihekweazu said.

He said that as the nation plan over the next few weeks or months, citizens have to remember that there are still restrictions on mass gatherings, but that everyone has to show the elderly citizens love and affection by not exposing them to the virus.

Source: https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/how-young-nigerians-are-spreading-covid-19-fg.html

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Re: Nigerians Aged 20 To 40 Spreading COVID-19 — Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu by Aboki99(m): 5:35am On Jul 03, 2020
This is serious! But my trouble with Nigeria is data unreliability. As far as covid 19 is concerned, Nig copies and pastes from other countries. No decisions of their own.

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Re: Nigerians Aged 20 To 40 Spreading COVID-19 — Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu by BREYZ: 5:38am On Jul 03, 2020
Oya, come tie all the youths down now then lock us up. Na iberibe dey worry this man instead of you to do your job you are looking for who to blame, before you know it there will be a new directive targeted at the Youths/young people.

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Re: Nigerians Aged 20 To 40 Spreading COVID-19 — Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu by helinues: 5:38am On Jul 03, 2020
angry

Football stadiums are empty but Nigeria viewing centres are full to the brim

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Re: Nigerians Aged 20 To 40 Spreading COVID-19 — Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu by jidamsel43(m): 5:58am On Jul 03, 2020
There you go again

I know you people will say something just to show that you are really working.

When you are done, you will declare Nigeria free of covid19

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Re: Nigerians Aged 20 To 40 Spreading COVID-19 — Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu by awesomely: 6:00am On Jul 03, 2020
To say that Nigerians are observing physical distancing, is like saying Arsenal will qualify for champions league.


I think most Nigerians are asymptomatic, it's the testing capacity that makes it look okay. Our immune system is quite better as an ajepako Nigerian compared with our ajebutter cousins in Europe.


Maybe because a lot of Nigerians are used to hard life from suffering and smiling. Most people have been infected, and have recovered without even knowing.


Those people with underlying illnesses or weak immune system are feeling the brunt of the disobedience to laid down protocols.

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Re: Nigerians Aged 20 To 40 Spreading COVID-19 — Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu by SmartProf(m): 6:01am On Jul 03, 2020
This age bracket you mentioned are the productive population in Nigeria, who drive the economy by their multiple enterprising skills and productivity. Maybe you will recommend the lockdown of only young Nigerians in your next guidelines. Afterall, they were described as lazy Nigerian youths by Mr. President some time ago. I hope someday you guys in government will admit how old aged Nigerians are spreading corruption too

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Re: Nigerians Aged 20 To 40 Spreading COVID-19 — Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu by Shedrack777: 6:05am On Jul 03, 2020
we spread to the olds because they're the real thieves

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Re: Nigerians Aged 20 To 40 Spreading COVID-19 — Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu by CodeTemplar: 6:07am On Jul 03, 2020
Most of those between age 20 and 40 are daily hustlers who work hard everyday to eke a living and it will be wrong to overlook the actions of Kyaris of the country to blame the youths who only followed their older leaders.

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Re: Nigerians Aged 20 To 40 Spreading COVID-19 — Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu by realstars: 6:11am On Jul 03, 2020
Let Not The Govenment Set A New Ruls Targeting The Youths, Now That They Have Look Out For The Youths.

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Re: Nigerians Aged 20 To 40 Spreading COVID-19 — Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu by juvewalex(m): 6:12am On Jul 03, 2020
Unserious government, una do lock down when it was not needed yet . The lock down would have been now and they're scared losing their fellow politicians to the pandemic because they don't care about the common man .

RIP to those who have lost their lives to the pandemic and May God heal those suffering from it currently. Amen.

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Re: Nigerians Aged 20 To 40 Spreading COVID-19 — Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu by punisha: 6:49am On Jul 03, 2020
Simple Sturbridge.
Create a new country for young people.
Drops mic

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Re: Nigerians Aged 20 To 40 Spreading COVID-19 — Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu by HomerTimpson: 6:54am On Jul 03, 2020
They are testing people of poverty instead of COVID-19 i guess
Re: Nigerians Aged 20 To 40 Spreading COVID-19 — Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu by Slawormir: 7:54am On Jul 03, 2020
Damnnnnn niggarrr

Hmmmmm ...... So 41-49 dey free.? Let the cat out of the bag.....una want restrict our movement abi
Maybe later now them go say make we dey carry our birth certificate follow body!

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Re: Nigerians Aged 20 To 40 Spreading COVID-19 — Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu by GboyegaD(m): 7:54am On Jul 03, 2020
It is difficult to reach same conclusion after reading the post. I guess we all should just keep threading with caution.
Re: Nigerians Aged 20 To 40 Spreading COVID-19 — Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu by inoki247: 7:54am On Jul 03, 2020
So in one word mak Aged 20 to 40 shuld go bak to Lockdown mak dem release the remaining Age...

or maybe we shuld all just go back to 18 years shocked shocked

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Re: Nigerians Aged 20 To 40 Spreading COVID-19 — Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu by Racoon(m): 7:54am On Jul 03, 2020
cheesy Ngwaanu! Middle aged group are to be blamed for most COVID-19 disease burden.
Re: Nigerians Aged 20 To 40 Spreading COVID-19 — Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu by happyprojects23: 7:54am On Jul 03, 2020
BREYZ:
Oya, come tie all the youths down now then lock us up. Na iberibe dey worry this man instead of you to do your job you are looking for who to blame, before you know it there will be a new directive targeted at the Youths/young people.
Re: Nigerians Aged 20 To 40 Spreading COVID-19 — Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu by Cumtroller: 7:55am On Jul 03, 2020
Buhari is 88 years old. Is the DG of NCDC trying to tell the suffering masses something?

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Re: Nigerians Aged 20 To 40 Spreading COVID-19 — Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu by iampeterben(m): 7:55am On Jul 03, 2020
Hmmm... This might be true oh! And am just in my early 20s so I too join in the spreadee.
Re: Nigerians Aged 20 To 40 Spreading COVID-19 — Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu by Openbusiness2: 7:55am On Jul 03, 2020
undecided they have come again. COVID kills both old and young, and both old and young have survived. Who survives and who dies, why they survive and why the others die is what nobody has an undisputable answer for yet. In Florida right now, many of the people falling critically ill from COVID-19 and placed on ventilators are young youths and teens. May God have mercy on me

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Re: Nigerians Aged 20 To 40 Spreading COVID-19 — Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu by Apologize(m): 7:55am On Jul 03, 2020
Na wa
Re: Nigerians Aged 20 To 40 Spreading COVID-19 — Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu by akure1stson: 7:55am On Jul 03, 2020
nawa o
Re: Nigerians Aged 20 To 40 Spreading COVID-19 — Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu by 2cribz: 7:56am On Jul 03, 2020
Wear mask,wear gloves,carry sanitizer. E no too much to ask

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Re: Nigerians Aged 20 To 40 Spreading COVID-19 — Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu by salford1: 7:56am On Jul 03, 2020
Protect your mamas and papas people.

It's seems the government is losing control and have low quality data on how this virus is spreading in naija.

Practice safe distancing, use mask, wash your hands, use sanitizers, refrain from touching your faces, do not visit your elderly except it's absolutely necessary e.t.c.

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Re: Nigerians Aged 20 To 40 Spreading COVID-19 — Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu by Opiosko: 7:56am On Jul 03, 2020
Let the 20 - 40 take over the leadership of the nation

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