All the 1,381 Batch C Stream 11 corps members posted to Borno have tested negative for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) .

The NYSC Coordinator in the state, Alhaji Nura Umar, made the disclosure at the swearing-in ceremony of the corps members on Tuesday in Katsina.

The coordinator said the corps members comprised 1,013 males and 368 females.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that corps members posted to Borno were deployed to Katsina State for their three weeks orientation due to insecurity in Borno.

“Thank God none was found with COVID-19 symptoms,’’ Umar said.

He said the COVID-19 screening was one of the conditions for accepting any corps member or camp official into the orientation camp.

“It is only those who are certified COVID-19 negative that are admitted into the camps, and we did not register any corps member or camp official as positive,’’ he said.

Umar appealed to the corps members and camp officials to respect all the COVID-19 safety protocols – social distance, use of facemask and hand sanitiser.

He said,“If you could remember, the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 directed all public servants to present evidence of COVID-19 vaccination starting from Dec. 1.

“Therefore, the NYSC is a Federal Government agency that would key into the directive.

“But presently, we are doing everything possible to ensure that everyone is vaccinated.

“We are in touch with the Katsina State Primary Healthcare Agency so that they vaccinate the corps members and camp officials.’’

He assured that necessary measures had been put in place to ensure the safety of the corps members, adding that NYSC was collaborating with the security agencies in achieving this.


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