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NYSC Records One Suspected Covid-19 Case in Anambra, 5 others in Abuja

NEWSMAN, Abuja – National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Anambra have said one prospective corps member in Anambra has been diagnosed of possible case of COVID-19 .

Kehinde Aremu, Coordinator of the scheme said this on Monday during the swearing in of 800 members of 2020 Batch ‘B’ stream 1A corps members at the permanent orientation camp, Umuawulu/Mbaukwu.

Aremu said the suspect had been handed over to the government through the disease management team.

He said NYSC was working with the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to enable it manage the corps members as well as ensure operations of the scheme were not interrupted.

“All our activities are arranged sequentially and in agreement with the Presidential Task Force (PTF) and NCDC guidelines whose officials are also resident here to administer COVID-19 test on both camp officials and corps members. We had a single case which the state government had already taken care of through the state disease management team,” he said.

The Coordinator said that the number of corps members was reduced to ensure strict compliance to the NCDC guidelines.

Similarly, Coordinator, National Youth Service Corps, Federal Capital Territory, Walida Isa has said that five prospective corps members have tested positive for COVID-19.

She made this known on Monday in Abuja at the swearing-in of the 2020 Batch ‘B’ Stream 1 corps members.

Isa, who did not reveal their names, said that 853 corps members were registered after they were tested for COVID-19.

“The five that were positive were taken to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control for treatment. So they’re not among the number we registered,” Isa said.

Recall that the 2020 Batch `B’ Stream 1A orientation resumed camping on Nov. 10 and a week was used to test the corps members on COVID-19 before registration.

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