NYSC orientation camps reopen Nov, corpers, staff for COVID-19 test

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The National Youth Service Corps, on Thursday, announced that its 37 orientation camps across the country would reopen on November 10 after months of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The NYSC said the decision was sequel to an announcement for their reopening by the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare.

The Director, Press and Public Relations, NYSC, Adenike Adeyemi, stated this in a statement titled: ‘Resumption of orientation programme’.

She said,

“Sequel to the announcement by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Sunday Dare, on the resumption of the orientation course, the management of the NYSC wishes to announce that the programme shall commence across the 37 orientation camps of the scheme nationwide on Tuesday, November 12, 2020.”

Similarly, the National Coordinator, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr. Sani Aliyu, said,

“We have developed guidelines with the NCDC and the NYSC for the reopening of the orientation camps on November 10, 2020.

“The PTF has also arranged for additional safe bags to include the testing of all corps members and staff in the camps for COVID 19 prior to commencement of the orientation programmes.”

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