At least eleven National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members have tested positive for coronavirus Taraba State Orientation camp. Taraba State Commissioner of Health, Innocent Vakkai disclosed this while briefing journalists in Jalingo, the state capital.
Vakkai said the corps members who tested positive are confirmed asymptomatic and are responding to treatment at an isolated centre in the state.
The Commissioner explained that the corp members were tested based on the directives by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) that all members of the scheme should be tested on arrival at various orientation camps. The 11 corps members were discovered with the virus in Taraba State on arrival at the camp.
”So as part of the guidelines of the presidential task force on COVID-19 on the control of COVID-19 in Nigeria, they asked every state to carry out mass testing of all corps members present in camps and in Taraba state eleven corps members tested positive, but all of them were asymptomatic, that is to say, they are not showing symptoms.