The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has explained that compared to other countries with similar climatic characteristics, the mortality rate of the disease is low due to the age bracket of most of those infected by the virus.
Chairman of the task force and Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha, stated this after he led his team to brief President Muhammadu Buhari on the progress of the national response to the pandemic at the presidential villa, Abuja on Monday.
Boss Mistapha said 80% of the infections were in the age bracket of 31 to 40 years, which he described as a very active part of the population.
According him, even when they have the infection, they are able to surmount it because of their level of energy.
He said the PTF was worried about the remaining 20% as nobody knows who may become victim among them.
He also hinted that government may introduce precision lockdown for pinpoint management of coronavirus hotspots.
According to him, 18 out of the 774 local governments in the country have been identified as responsible for 60% of the confirmed cases in the country.
He explained that the reason for the precision lockdown will be to place specific measures in certain places especially by state governments to enable aggressive testing for the disease and management.