Compulsory COVID-19 tests for Corpers – FG orders

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The Federal Government has ordered that a compulsory COVID-19 test for all prospective corps members. This announcement comes hours after it announced the reopening of all National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation camps from November 10, 2020.

Speaking at the press briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Thursday October 15, the National Cooordinator of the Sani Aliyu, said the NCDC has developed guidelines for the NYSC ahead of the re-opening of the orientation camps.

”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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