FG Prescribes Mandatory COVID-19 Tests for Body Members

Posted by on Oct 16, 2020, Under: News

FG Prescribes Mandatory COVID-19 Tests for Body Members

Following the announcement by the federal government that all National Youth Services Corps (NYSC) orientation camps will open on November 10, 2020, all potential Corps members have been ordered to take a mandatory COVID-19 test.

Speaking at a presidential task force briefing on COVID-19 on Thursday, October 15, National Coordinator Sani Aliu said that the NCDC has developed guidelines for NYSC in relation to the reopening of orientation camps.

“We have developed guidelines with the Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC) and NYSC in preparation for reopening the orientation camps on November 10, 2020.

The PTF has also introduced additional security measures, including testing the entire corps and personnel in the COVID-19 testing camps prior to the start of orientation programs, ”Aliu said.