A case of COVID-19 was on Monday recorded among the corps members deployed to Anambra State for the one year national youth service.
Disclosing this to journalists at the swearing in of the 2020 Batch B stream 1A corps members at the permanent orientation camp in Umuawulu/Mbaukwu, the state Coordinator, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Kehinde Aremu, said said the state recorded a case of COVID-19 among the prospective corps members deployed to the state for the one year national service.
Aremu said the case has been handed over to the government through the disease management team.
According to him, the scheme worked with the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to enable it manage the corps members as well as ensure operations of the scheme are not interrupted.
In similar vein, Hajiya Aisha Tata, the NYSC coordinator in Kano State says two new corps members out of the 826 posted to the state have tested positive for COVID-19.
The coordinator said this on Monday while briefing newsmen after the swearing-in of the 2020 Batch ‘B’ Stream lA corps members.
She said the corps members were tested immediately upon arrival at the orientation camp and that they were taken to relevant facilities for further medical investigation.
She said that 826 corps members posted to the state have undergone screening on COVID-19 before they were allowed access to the camp premises.
“As you have seen, we have provided all the necessary prevention facilities and ensured that all the corps members used them.
“We have also ensured comprehensive fumigation to ensure that the camp remains a clean environment for the corps members,’’ she said.
In his message to the ceremony, Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje called on the corps members to remain calm and participate in all activities with open minds.