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Tuesday, 24 November 2020

138 NYSC Corps Members Test Positive For Coronavirus – NCDC Reveals

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Director-General of the NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has disclosed that a total of 138 members of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC  have tested positive for Coronavirus.

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Most people who fall sick with COVID-19 will experience mild to moderate symptoms and recover without special treatment.

This was made known by the Director-General of the NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu, while speaking at the daily briefing of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID19, in Abuja.

He said the safe reopening of the NYSC orientation camps across the country were successful and 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.” he said.

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.


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