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Rising cases of Covid-19 in NYSC Orientation Camp: NYSC Management Refutes Reports

Written by on November 30, 2020

The Management of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC has refuted media reports that there had been rising cases of COVID-19 in its orientation camps, saying that no corps member had tested positive in any of the 37 orientation camps of the scheme across the country.

Director, Press and Public Relations of the scheme, ADENIKE ADEYEMI said in a statement in Abuja that the attention of management has been drawn to the write-up with the caption: ‘Why the Rising Cases of Covid-19 in NYSC Camps’ trending on the new and traditional media,”

In refuting the report, she explained that even before commencement of the ongoing orientation programme, the scheme had, in collaboration with the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control NCDC, tested all the prospective corps members reporting to the camps and those that tested positive to COVID-19 were handled by the NCDC.

She said that the scheme would never neglect its core responsibility of prioritizing the welfare and security of corps members.

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