COVID-19: NYSC shifts camp reopening date, warns corps members

COVID-19: NYSC shifts camp reopening date, warns corps members

- The NYSC has given an important update on the reopening of orientation camps for 2021

- The scheme said it has shifted the date for the resumption of camps

- The initial date was Monday, January 18, but has been shifted to Tuesday, January 19

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The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) on Friday, January 15, announced that it has shifted the date for the reopening of camps across Nigeria.

This was revealed by NYSC's director-general, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, during a sensitisation webinar for the 2020 Batch B Stream II corps members, Punch reports.

The webinar was also attended by the head of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu.

General Ibrahim disclosed that the new date for the reopening of orientation camps is Tuesday, January 19.

COVID-19: NYSC shifts camp reopening date
The NYSC has shifted the resumption of orientation camps to Tuesday, January 19 (Photo: @officialnyscng)
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Also speaking at the online conference, Dr Oyeladun Okunromade, NYSC's camp Safe Reopening Project lead, said only 200 corps members would be allowed to resume daily after undergoing tests for COVID-19.

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Okunromade added that members who fail to resume at their allotted dates risk resuming with the next batch.

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The NYSC official also warned corps members that there will not be any room for religious gatherings.

Meanwhile, according to the DG of NYSC, postings for 2020 Batch B Stream II corps members were out.

Brigadier Ibrahim revealed this in a conference tagged Protecting The health Of The Nigerian Youth: Safe Reopening Of NYSC Orientation Camps.

He said:

“I want to inform the prospective corps members that their postings have been released. They can go and check it right now.”

Ibrahim also directed corps members to check the NYSC site to know the states they were deployed to.

Before this, about eleven NYSC members undergoing orientation in Taraba state had tested positive for COVID-19.

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Legit.ng reported that the chairperson of the COVID-19 technical committee in Taraba, Innocent Vakkai, made this known in Taraba on Monday, December 21, during a conference, adding that the victims were currently receiving treatments at various isolation centres in the state.

Vakkai, who is also the commissioner for health, urged residents of the state to be cautious of the pandemic as he asked the members of the public to always observe COVID-19 protocols to mitigate the spread of the disease.

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