Six Corps members test positive for COVID-19 in Abia

Six graduates taking part in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Abia State have reportedly tested positive for Coronavirus.

This was disclosed by the State Information Commissioner, John Okiyi-Kalu on Tuesday in a press statement while reacting to a social media report on the mandatory testing of Corps members posted to the state by the COVID-19 team before they were allowed entry into the orientation camp in Bende LGA.

Okiyi-Kalu said that the discovery was made by the state’s surveillance team on COVID-19.

According to the commissioner, the State government is supporting the NYSC medical team with the state’s medical team; epidemiology, Surveillance and rapid response personnel.

Okiyi-Kalu said that the six persons have been treated and discharged in line with the COVID-19 guidelines.

He reaffirmed the position of the state government on compulsory testing and carrying surveillance (on suspected cases) during and after the camping period.




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