A new report on coronavirus cases reveals that 10 percent of all positive COVID-19 cases recorded in Nigeria are below the age of 19.
This was made known by the Minister of Health; Osagie Ehanire on Monday, September 21. The Minister who spoke at the daily briefing of the PTF on COVID-19 in Abuja said that though adults especially those 60 years and above are more vulnerable to Coronavirus complications, such complications do occur in all age groups.
Osagie further cautioned schools to adhere to the protocols and advisories for reopening schools to prevent COVID-19 surge.
“Records show that 10 percent of all positive cases we have treated are below the age of 19 years. They are also the same mobile group that can be without symptoms, but can easily spread the disease.
“Therefore, as schools begin to reopen in some areas, I urge caution and adherence to the protocols and advisories for reopening schools, to prevent COVID-19 surge.”
We urge everyone to continue to adhere strictly to the preventive measures laid down by WHO to avoid contracting the virus.