138 NYSC members test positive, says NCDC

By AdvocateNews on 24/11/2020

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed that 138 members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) had so far tested positive for COVID-19 pandemic.

Its Director-General, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, stated this at the national briefing on COVID-19 yesterday in Abuja.

Ihekweazu said none of those who tested positive was allowed into the camps.

According to him, 34,785 corps members and members of the camp communities have been tested with 138 turning positive representing 0.4 per cent prevalence.

“It means one out of 200 people,” he explained.

The NCDC boss said 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 progress getting more positive, he said the next challenge would be how to work with education stakeholders to ensure the safe reopening of universities.

“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.

Posted 24/11/2020 9:51:14 PM

 

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