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COVID-19: Nigerian govt orders compulsory tests for all prospective NYSC members


Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The Federal Government has ordered compulsory COVID-19 tests for all prospective National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, corps members.

Recall that the government had approved the reopening of all NYSC orientation camps from November 10, 2020.

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The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu, gave the order during a briefing in Abuja on Thursday.

According to him, all the prospective corps members must be tested before getting into orientation camps to checkmate spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Mr Aliyu said: “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.”

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