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Government to shut down NYSC orientation camps that fail to comply with COVID-19 protocol

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The Federal Government has revealed plans to shut down National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation camps that fail to comply with the given COVID-19 protocol.

Sunday Dare, the Minister of Youth and Sport disclosed this while speaking at the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 briefing on Monday,

Mr Dare said the government is alarmed by the increasing spread of the virus among corps members.

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

“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,” he said.

“Going forward, any state that refuses to cooperate fully in the aspect of COVID-19 protocol adherence, full testing using the Rapid Diagnostic Test kits and data management by the NCDC and also the trained doctors, will have its orientation camp shut down.”

He added that the corps members in the camps that are shut would be relocated to the adjoining states.

A report from the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 731 members of Batch B corps members tested positive for COVID-19.

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