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New corp members will be tested for COVID-19 before orientation – NYSC

The Director-General of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, says corps members and staff of the 2020 Batch “B” orientation exercise would be tested for COVID-19 before the programme.

 Ibrahim said this on Thursday in Jos at the opening of the NYSC 2020 Batch “B” pre-orientation workshop.

He said the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) had worked out procedures to ensure that staff and corps members who tested positive for the virus would be adequately taken care of.

According to him, the NYSC management has ensured strict compliance with the NCDC guidelines in the corps’ activities.

The director-general said that the NYSC had been interfacing with relevant bodies such as the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and the various state ministries of health on ways of ensuring safe and efficient conduct of the orientation exercise.

He said that all orientation camps had been prepared and remodeled in line with the approved safety protocols.

NewsWireNGR recalls that the Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare via his verified Twitter handle had announced the reopening of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation camps across the country, subject to strict compliance with COVID-19 protocols


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