Following the approval of reopening of NYSC orientation camps across the country on 10 November 2020, the Federal Government, through the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has ordered a compulsory COVID-19 test for all prospective corps members.
The announcement was made on Thursday, October 15, during the press briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. According to the National Coordinator, Sani Aliyu, the NCDC has developed guidelines for the NYSC ahead of the re-opening of the orientation camps.
The statement reads;
\’\’We have developed guidelines with the NCDC (Nigeria Centre for Disease Control) and the NYSC in the preparation for the reopening of the orientation camps on the 10th of November, 2020.
The PTF has also arranged additional safeguards to include the testing of all corpers and staff in the camps for COVID-19 tests prior to commencement of the orientation programmes.\’\’ Aliyu said.
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