The National Youth Service Corps Monday denied reports that that some corps members tested positive for COVID – 19.
A statement issued Monday evening by the NYSC Director of Press and Public Relations, Adenike Adeyemi, entitled: ‘Re: Coronavirus in NYSC camps’, said the 37 camps of the scheme were safe, as COVID – 19 safety protocols were strictly being complied with. The statement reads in part: “The attention of management has been drawn to the news making the rounds about some corps members tested positive to coronavirus in Lagos, Kano and FCT Camps.
“The true position is that no corps member in any of the NYSC camps is COVID-19 positive.
It is pertinent to add that the NYSC is in collaboration with Nigeria Centre For Disease Control and the centre maintains a very strong presence in all the NYSC camps nationwide.
“As a proactive measure, all prospective corps members were tested for COVID – 19 before being admitted into the camps. Those that tested positive were handed over to the NCDC for treatment and management.
“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.
“There is no cause for alarm. Both the scheme and NCDC are up to the task of safeguarding the lives of corps members and camp officials.”