731 corps members test positive for COVID-19

The chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, on Tuesday, 4 January made it open that not less than 732 members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) batch B, have tested positive for COVID-19.


During a task force briefing, Mr Mustahpa said the COVID-19 test was conducted on the corps members using Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDTs).

A total of 35,419 people in the Batch B set were tested, and 731 returned positive. The recorded cases cut across corps members from every state of the federation.

NYSC camps for orientation activities were recently reopened after a period of shutdown following the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

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