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765 Corps Members Test Positive For COVID-19

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Ganiyat Ganiyu 

No fewer than 765 members of the National Youth Corps, NYSC, have tested positive for the ravaging coronavirus disease.

This was made known by the Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, during the weekly press briefing on COVID-19.

He said 22,119 corps members in the current stream across the country were tested for the virus where 765 results came back positive.

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Ihekweazu said, “Out of 22,119 prospective corp members tested in orientation camps in the current stream, 765 have tested positive for COVID-19 using the new antigen-based rapid test kits (RDTs) in Nigeria.”

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