None Of Our Members Tested Positive For Covid-19 -NYSC

The National Youth Service Corps has depicted as false cases that a few corps individuals have tried positive for COVID – 19.

The NYSC said there is ‘no reason to get excited” as it was working together with the Nigeria Center for Disease Control in defending the lives of corps individuals and camp authorities.

An assertion gave on Monday night by the NYSC Director of Press and Public Relations, Adenike Adeyemi, named: ‘Re: Coronavirus in NYSC camps’, guaranteed the public that the 37 camps of the plan were sheltered, as COVID – 19 security conventions were carefully being followed.

She stated, “The consideration of the executives has been attracted to the news getting out and about certain corps individuals tried positive to Coronavirus in Lagos, Kano and FCT Camps.

“The genuine position is that no corps part in any of the NYSC camps is COVID-19 positive. It is relevant to add that the NYSC is as a team with Nigeria Center For Disease Control and the middle keeps up a solid presence in all the NYSC camps across the country.

“As a proactive measure, all forthcoming corps individuals were tried for COVID – 19 preceding being conceded into the camps. Those that tried positive were given over to the NCDC for treatment and the executives.

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“In like manner, the overall population is thus guaranteed that the 37 camps of the plan are sheltered, as COVID – 19 wellbeing conventions are carefully clung to.

“There is no reason to get excited. Both the plan and NCDC are capable of protecting the lives of corps individuals and camp authorities.

Isa had during the swearing-in of the 2020 Batch ‘B’ Stream 1 corps individuals prior on Monday in Abuja, said that 853 corps individuals were enrolled after they were tried for the infection yet didn’t unveil the names of the planned corps individuals who tried positive to COVID-19.

She said that 858 corps individuals were tried for COVID-19 and out of the number, five of them were positive.

“The five that were positive were taken to the NCDC for treatment. So they are not among the number we enrolled,” Isa expressed.

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