BREAKING: 25 Prospective Corps Members Test Positive for COVID-19 in Gombe NYSC Camp

BREAKING: 25 Prospective Corps Members Test Positive for COVID-19 in Gombe NYSC Camp

  • About 25 graduates posted to Gombe state for the NYSC have reportedly tested positive for COVID-19
  • Dr Habu Dahiru, the state's commissioner for health, said the prospective corps members have been moved to the isolation centre
  • The commissioner added that those affected will not join their colleagues until they fully recover

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Akko LGA, Gombe state - No fewer than 25 prospective corps members have tested positive for COVDI-19 at the NYSC campground located in Amada, Akko local government area of Gombe state.

The Punch reported that the Gombe state commissioner for health, Dr Habu Dahiru, confirmed the matter on Saturday, July 31.

Coronavirus: 25 Prospective Corps Members Test Positive in Gombe NYSC Camp
Hand sanitiser is displayed on a bench for NYSC members in Ogun state, in compliance with COVID-19 measures, during the passing out ceremony in July 2020. Photo credit: Olukayode Jaiyeola/NurPhoto
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Dahiru said the 25 corps members were tested in the last three days, adding that they have been moved to the state-owned isolation centre in Kwadon, Daily Trust also stated.

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They were among the 1,291 recently tested in the state, gathers.

Infected corps members to stay at isolation centre until recovery

The commissioner said the corps members will be managed at the isolation centre until they recover.

He said provision has been made for their feeding and medication, adding that police operatives have been deployed to provide security.

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