The management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has given a clarification on reported cases of coronavirus infection in some orientation camps in the country.
The NYSC management in a statement on Monday evening, noted that prospective corps members were all tested before gaining access to the camps and those that tested positive were immediately handed over to the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) for management.
The reaction comes after reports that some corps members in Lagos, Kano and Abuja camps had tested positive for coronavirus.
The NYSC management however submitted that that is not the true case of things as the NCDC is in all the camps and tests all prospective corps members before they are admitted into the camps, hence no cause for alarm as the safety of all including the corps members is of top priority.
The statement made available to Naija News on the development reads: “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.”
“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.”
Source: Naija News