No COVID-19 cases inside our orientation camps ― NYSC

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has debunked media reports that corps members tested positive for COVID-19 inside the orientation camps in Kano, Lagos and Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

A statement issued by the NYSC management noted that all prospective corps members were tested at the entry point, adding that those who tested positive have been handed over to the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC).

The statement added that the prospective corps members are currently undergoing treatment.

The statement said: “The attention of management has been drawn to the news making the rounds about some corps members testing positive to coronavirus in Lagos, Kano and FCT Camps.

“The true position is that no corps member in any of the NYSC camp is COVID-19 positive.

“It is pertinent to add that the 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.

“Accordingly, the general public is hereby assured 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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