The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has called on young Nigerians to take precautions to protect the elderly ones among them.
According to NCDC, the only way to protect the elderly is by wearing a face mask in public, practice hand/respiratory hygiene and maintaining a physical distance of two metres from others.
The center also stated that three out of every five Nigerians who die from COVID-19 pandemic were those more than 50 years of age.
In a tweet on its Twitter handle on Tuesday, @NCDCgov, the centre wrote:
“3 out of every 5 Nigerians who die from #COVID19 are more than 50 years old.
“Take precautions to protect your older relatives by wearing a face mask in public, practicing hand/respiratory hygiene and maintaining a physical distance of 2 metres from others.”