National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has declared that no COVID-19 patient was admitted to its orientation camps nation wide.
“The attention of Management has been drawn to the news making rounds about some Corps Members testing positive to Coronavirus in Lagos, Kano and FCT Camps,” NYSC spokesman Adenike Adeyemi said in a statement on Tuesday.
“The true position is that no Corps Member in any of the NYSC camp is COVID – 19 positive.”
Adeyemi insisted that all batch “C” corps members presently undergoing their three weeks orientation are COVID-19 free.
She explained that NYSC fully adhere to safety measures and protocols, adding that the institutions would not have admitted any corps member that tested positive to COVID-19 in the first place.x
NYSC stressed that samples of corps members suspected of COVID-19 were collected after showing high temperature, adding that the scheme is yet to receive the result.
“It is pertinent to add that the NYSC is in collaboration with Nigeria Centre For Disease Control NCDC, and the Centre maintains very strong presence in all the NYSC camps nationwide,” Adeyemi said.
“Accordingly, the general public is hereby assured that the 37 Camps of the Scheme are safe, as COVID – 19 safety protocols are strictly adhered to.
Adeyemi said the Scheme and NCDC are up to the task of safeguarding the lives of Corps Members and Camp officials.