Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said Monday that even though evidence shows that younger people appear to be less at risk of contracting COVID-19 infection, low risk does not mean no risk.
This was disclosed by the Director-General of NCDC, Dr Chike Ihekweazu, at a briefing of the Presidential Task Force on Control of COVID-19 in Abuja.
Also speaking, Minister of Environment, Mr Muhammad Mahmood, said each state of the federation would get about 1,621 of the 60,000 environmental health workers already mobilized to states to ensure safe reopening of schools.
The NCDC boss said though there was evidence to show that younger people appear to be less at risk for COVID-19, low risk does not mean no risk.
“And we have seen this virus being transmitted into children, even though it is not transmitted as intensively as in adolescents and adults.
“Therefore, there must be synergy between parents, school authorities, state ministries of health, state epidemiologist and the federal government to mitigate the impact of COVID-19.”