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NYSC reacts to Corp members test positive for COVID-19 in camps

By Oluwaseun Sonde

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The management of National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) attention has been drawn to the news making the rounds about some Corps Members testing positive to Coronavirus in Lagos, Kano and FCT Camps.

In a statement released by the Director, Press and Public Relation, Mrs Adenike Adeyemi on Monday, while the management stated the true position as none Corps Member in any of the NYSC camp is COVID-19 positive.

The management further added that it is pertinent to add that NYSC is in collaboration with Nigeria Centre For Disease Control ( NCDC ), and the Centre maintains very strong presence in all the NYSC camps nationwide.

“As a proactive measure, all Prospective Corps Members were tested for COVID-19 before being admitted into the camps. Those that tested positive were handed over to the NCDC for treatment and management”.

The Management assured general public that the 37 Camps of the Scheme are safe, as COVID- 19 safety protocols are strictly adhered to. “There is no cause for alarm. Both the Scheme and NCDC are up to the task of safeguarding the lives of Corps Members and Camp officials”.


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