The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has said that the nature and demography worked in the favor of African countries in curbing the spread of the coronavirus.
This was disclosed by PTF’s National Coordinator, Sani Aliyu while appearing before a joint Senate Committee on Health and Aviation.
He explained that only a few percentage of Nigerians are above 65 and so the weight of the virus death was reduced, unlike countries in Europe.
“Demographically, only 3% of Nigerians are above the age 65 as against 20%, 18%, etc, of such populations in European and American countries where death casualties were high.Read more: Plateau Leading In COVID-19 Cases Because It Is Testing More – PTF
“Aggressive nature of African countries against the pandemic also helped tremendously in containing the spread of the pandemic in Nigeria and many of the African Countries ”Photo Credit: Twitter