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FG Vows to Shutdown NYSC Camps That Fail To Comply with COVID-19 Protocols, says Minister

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(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal  Government has threatened to close down any National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation Camp across Nigeria that fails to comply with all the COVID-19 protocols.

The Minister of Youths and Sports, Mr Sunday Dare, who made the disclosure at the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19  national briefing on Monday in Abuja said that over 700 corps members  from the current batch tested positive for COVID-19.

“It has become necessary that all safety protocols be adhered to.

“Any orientation camp that does not follow the protocol will simply be closed down as NYSC cannot afford to risk the lives and health of corps members,” he said.

The minister also said that corps members who might be affected if the camps are shut would be reposted to adjoining state. 731 members of Batch B corps members are currently tested positive for COVID-19.

The PTF had conducted the testing of Batch B corps members using RDTs and out of the 35,419 in the Batch B, 731 tested positive as compared to 108 recorded during the Batch A.

Also, of the current stream of corps members, out of the over 22, 000 cases tested, 765 members were confirmed positive.


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