138 NYSC Members Test Positive To COVID-19

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The Director-General of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu, has said that a total of 138 members of the National Youth Service Corps have tested positive for the dreaded coronavirus disease.

Speaking at the daily briefing of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID19, in Abuja Ihekweazu, said that none of the prospective corps members who tested positive was allowed into the camps.

“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.

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“However, all those who tested positive were either managed at home or in a treatment centre depending on if they had symptoms and what state they are in,” he said.

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