Poverty and demography has helped Nigeria in fight against COVID-19 – PTF

September 17, 2020
45 Views

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has asserted that poverty and demography has helped in the fight against the novel deadly disease.

The Task Force’ national coordinator, Sani Aliyu who said this while appearing before a joint senate committee on health and aviation, maintained that poverty and demography helped in reducing the infection rate across the country.

In his words ;

“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.

“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 ”

Nigeria confirmed its first case of the coronavirus on February 27, 2020, and as of September 15, while more than 50,000 infections have been recorded, less than 1200 deaths have been recorded and over 40,000 patients have recovered.

Loading…

You may be interested

Social media contributes to some of the high range of depression” – BBNaija’s Ka3na
Gossip
Gossip

Social media contributes to some of the high range of depression” – BBNaija’s Ka3na

admin - January 16, 2021

Big Brother Naija ‘lockdown’ star, Kate ‘Ka3na’ Jones has shared her opinion about DEPRESSION. Ka3na opined that most social media…

Abacha’s younger sister, Fatima Mohammed is dead; Buhari mourns
News
1 views
News
1 views

Abacha’s younger sister, Fatima Mohammed is dead; Buhari mourns

admin - January 16, 2021

As the federal government directs all schools in Nigeria to resume on January 18, the National Association of Nigerian Students(NANS),…

Chelsea vs Fulham: William Gallas gives reason Lampard in serious danger
News
News

Chelsea vs Fulham: William Gallas gives reason Lampard in serious danger

admin - January 16, 2021

Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand, has reacted to the retirement of former teammate, Wayne Rooney, from football. Rooney hung…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.