The Federal Government has threatened to shut down any National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation Camp where the state government refused to comply with all COVID-19 protocols.
This was made known on Monday by the Minister of Youths and Sports, Sunday Dare, at the Presidential Task Force briefing on COVID-19, NAN reports.
According to the Youth Minister, over 700 corps members from the current batch tested positive for coronavirus.
While revealing that the cases are from over 22,000 participants tested, Sunday Dare noted that it had become necessary that all safety protocols be adhered to in camps.
He said: “Any orientation camp that is not obeying the protocol will simply be closed as the NYSC cannot afford to risk the lives and health of corps members.”
Nigeria’s Center for Disease Control, NCDC, has reported 1,430 new cases of COVID-19.
The health agency confirmed the newly found cases of the dreaded disease on its official Twitter account on Monday, January 25.
This brings the total number of cases of the in pandemic to 112,996 with 98,359 people already discharged.
See below the newly reported cases as Lagos State recorded higher cases followed by Plateau State.
Source: Naija News