FACT CHECK: NCDC Did Not Blame Youths for the Rapid Spread of COVID-19 in Nigeria

CLAIM:  On Friday, July 3, 2020, several online newspapers and blogs published a report claiming that the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, accused Nigerian youths of spreading the deadly Coronavirus across the country. The newspapers and blogs include the Nation Newspaper, Opera News, Linda Ikeji blog, PMNews and …