NYSC Makes COVID-19 Test Compulsory
He stated that NYSC has taken sufficient arrangements to secure the safety of all camp participants throughout the country’s 37 sites.
Fadah stated this at a webinar co-hosted by the Scheme and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday, emphasizing that the COVID-19 Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDT) were mandatory for all prospective service members.
The webinar, according to Fadah, was part of measures to ensure the safe conduct of the orientation exercise; he added that, while COVID-19 instances are down in Nigeria and throughout the world, “we must not let down our vigilance until the illness is completely eliminated.”
He stated that the NYSC has robust solution arrangements to secure the safety of all camp members throughout the country’s 37 camps.
As per him, since the start of Orientation Courses following the lockdown, NYSC has adhered to all safety requirements before to, during, and after the camping activities.
As a result, he recommended all potential corps members to adhere to all established safety standards in their individual camps, as well as to be security alert, particularly when traveling to their deployment states.
According to the DG, “It is strongly recommended that you only embark on automobiles at properly-recognized motor parks. You should also avoid traveling at night if at all possible.”
Dr. Ifedayo Adetifa, the NCDC’s Director General, also spoke during the webinar, emphasizing that, in addition to potential corps members, all other camp attendees must also take the COVID-19 exam, with only those who have adverse outcomes being accepted to the camps.
In the event of a COVID-19 positive test, Adetifa added, preparations have been established with the center and State Health officials for patients to be treated in authorized treatment centers beyond the orientation camps.