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Just In: Nigeria’s Mortality From COVID-19 Is Low – PTF

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An official of the Pesidential Task Force (PTF) has said that, Nigeria’s mortality rate from COVID-19 is low. This is because the age bracket of the people affected are able to successfully fight the disease.

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, led by Boss Mustapha had said this while addressing journalists after the meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Monday. According to him, about 80 per cent of those who were tested positive for the virus in Nigeria are within the age bracket of 31 to 40 years, which he described as a very active part of the population.

Stating that such people are usually able to fight off the disease unlike others most especially the elderly and those with underlying illnesses.

Boss Mustapha also said that 18 of Nigeria’s 774 local governments account for 60 per cent of the confirmed cases in the country.

He suggested that the PTF was considering the possibility of a precision lockdown that would only affect those local governments. Majority of which are Lagos, the central hub of the virus in Nigeria and this would give room for serious testing of residents in those areas.