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138 Out Of 34,785 NYSC Corp Members Test Positive For COVID-19 - NCDC Boss

138 NYSC Corp Members Test Positive For COVID-19
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In a recent test conducted by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), at least 138 members of the National Youth Service Corps have tested positive for COVID-19.

The Director-general of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu broke the news at the briefing of the presidential task force on COVID-19 on Monday.

“A total of 34,785 corps members and members of the camp communities have been tested so far in the last weeks of which only 138 was found positive, which is 0.4 per cent prevalence and 1 in 200 people.

“It means one out of 200 people,” Ihekweazu said.

He said the NCDC is working towards the safe reopening of NYSC orientation camps across the country.

The NCDC boss said that those who tested positive were either managed at home or in a treatment centre, depending on if they had symptoms and what state they were in.

With talks between striking university teachers and the federal government progressed getting more positive, he said that the ropening of Universities across ghe country would be the next challenge.

“Universities are slightly riskier and present unique challenges, but we are confident that we can address this as we have done in other sectors like aviation,” Ihekweazu said.

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