Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says a total of 138 members of the National Youth Service Corps have tested positive for COVID-19.
NCDC Director-General, Chikwe Ihekweazu, disclosed this during Monday’s briefing by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja.
Ihekweazu said all the NYSC orientation camps across the country had been successfully reopened.
He stated that none of the prospective corps member, who tested positive, was allowed into the camps.
The NCDC boss said, “A total of 34,785 corps members and members of the camp communities have been tested so far in the last weeks of which only 138 was found positive, which is 0.4 per cent prevalence and 1 in 200 people.”
He said those who tested positive were either managed at home or in a treatment centre, depending on if they had symptoms and what state they were in.
Ihekweazu said the next challenge would be how to work with education stakeholders to ensure safe reopening of the universities.
“Universities have proven to be slightly risky; it has its unique challenges but we are confident that we can address this as we have done in other sectors like aviation,” he said.