COVID-19: NYSC to take preventive measures ahead of Orientation Camps

By Oluwaseun Sonde

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The Management of National Youths Service Corp NYSC has put in place certain preventive measures ahead of the thirty seven Orientation Camps of the Scheme, in order to guard against the contraction of the highly contagious coronavirus by the Corps Members.

In a statement released by the management on its official social platform on Sunday, following a false and very misleading story circulating on the social media making allusion to the postponement of the 2020 Batch “A” Orientation programme, scheduled to commence nationwide on 10th March, 2020 arising from the Coronavirus scare.

The Management of the Scheme wished to assure Nigerians, especially the Prospective Corps Members (PCMs) that like it happened during the outbreak of Ebola virus, a hemorrhagic fever with devastating consequences, the Corps has been in liaison with the Federal Ministry of Health.

In addition to the above strategy, the NYSC Secretariats had since stepped up the sensitization of serving Corps Members, as well as other Nigerians on things to know about the virus, particularly the preventive measures to be adopted.

Accordingly, the Management wished to emphatically state that the Orientation Course for the 2020 Batch “A” Corps Members shall hold nationwide as earlier publicised while urged to kindly disregard the hoax created by mischief makers to cause unnecessary anxiety among the PCMs.

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