According to the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, number of 12,500 out of 66,000 prospective corps members of the 2020 Batch B mobilization, have undergone test for the virus.
Sani Aliyu who is the National Coordinator of the PTF revealed this during a brief meeting in Abuja. Aliyu went on to remind international graduates who would be travelling into the country for the exercise of the need to undergo the seven days compulsory self-isolation before going into the NYSC orientation camp, also advised against non-essential international travels during the pandemic.
“We have commenced the process of testing corps members. In fact, we have already tested more than 12,5000 NYSC corps members so far using Rapid Diagnostic Test Kit test with confirmatory PCR.
“We know that we are going into the Christmas period. The PTF is already looking at steps to minimise the surge in passengers’ numbers we see during this period.”