NYSC records one suspected COVID-19 case in Anambra

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Anambra says one prospective corps member in Anambra has been diagnosed with a possible case of COVID-19.

Mr. Kehinde Aremu, Coordinator of the scheme said this on Monday during the swearing-in of 800 members of 2020 Batch ‘B’ stream 1A corps members at the permanent orientation camp, Umuawulu/Mbaukwu.

Aremu said the suspect had been handed over to the government through the disease management team. He said NYSC was working with the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to enable it to manage the corps members as well as ensure operations of the scheme were not interrupted.


All our activities are arranged sequentially and in agreement with the Presidential Task Force (PTF) and NCDC guidelines whose officials are also residents here to administer COVID-19 tests on both camp officials and corps members.

“We had a single case which the state government had already taken care of through the state disease management team,” he said.

The Coordinator said that the number of corps members was reduced to ensure strict compliance with the NCDC guidelines,.

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