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Three out of every five COVID-19 deaths, people above 50 – NCDC

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has advised Nigerians to heed to the safety measures of COVID-19 and urged Nigerians to take precautions to protect the elderly ones among them.

  According to NCDC, Nigerians can protect their older relatives by ensuring they wear a face mask in public, practice hand/respiratory hygiene and maintaining a physical distance of two metres from others.

  The center stated this as it disclosed 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.”

  The recorded cases of the pandemic in Nigeria rose to 25,133 and a total death of 573 in the update NCDC released Monday night.

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