Two Corps members have been tested and confirmed positive of COVID-19 at the orientation camp in Kano State.

The NYSC coordinator disclosed it on Monday after the swearing in of Batch B, Stream I Corps members.

Hajiya Aisha Tata said out of the 826 Corps members newly posted to the state, two Corps members have been tested positive of Covid-19.

Prior to that time, the state had made preparation for their medical check-ups and they ensured they all went through a thorough check-up test especially for COVID-19

“As you have seen, we have provided all the necessary prevention facilities and ensured that all the corps members used them.

“We have also ensured comprehensive fumigation to ensure that the camp remains a clean environment for the corps members,’’ Aisha said.

On hearing this, the Governor of the state added to the message he sent for their passing-out ceremony that all corps members should keep calm and perform their daily activities with free minds in the camp.

“My fellow compatriots, the orientation course was purposely designed to provide you with the requisite training for a better understanding and knowledge about the scheme, about your new environment and about the people you are going to be staying with after the orientation course.

“I implore you to be guided by the sense of duty and discipline that saw you through your various academic programmes.

“You are enjoined to shun all acts that may jeopardise harmonious relationships existing between the corps members and their host communities,” Governor Abdullahi Ganduje said.

The governor, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Kano State Ministry of Youths and Sports Development, Alhaji Ibrahim Ahmed, assured all corps members of their security and safety. He also emphasized that they have provided a lot of programmes and support to ensure the reason for the one year programme is achieved.



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