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138 NYSC members test positive for COVID-19-NCDC

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) On Monday said a total of 138 members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Members tested positive to COVID-19.

This was disclosed by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja, the NDDC Director-General, Chikwe Ihekweazu.

Chikwe Ihekweazu, said the safe reopening of the NYSC orientation camps across the country was successful.

According to him, “a total of 34,785 corps members and members of the camp communities have been tested so far in the last weeks of which only 138 was found positive, which is 0.4 per cent prevalence and 1 in 200 people.”

He said those who tested positive were either managed at home or in a treatment centre depending on if they had symptoms and what state they were in.

Adding that the next challenge was to ensure safe reopening of school to avoid spread of the virus

“Universities have proven to be slightly risky; it has its unique challenges but we are confident that we can address this as we have done in other sectors like aviation,” Ihekweazu stated.

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