Statement

On the adjustment of age-based stay-at-home restrictions


The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) adjustment on age-based stay-at-home restrictions is based on science and hard data.

Global experience has shown that the case fatality rate and severity of sickness between 15 and 20 years old vis-à-vis those who are 65-years old and above is much less as younger people have fewer health risks while there is a prevalence of immunodeficiency and comorbidity among senior citizens who would be better off at home.

This is in addition to the fact that the age of 65 is the retirement age of most in the private sector.