At least eight members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) currently undergoing the three-week orientation camp exercise at the Wailo camp in the Ganjuwa Local Government Area of Bauchi have tested positive for coronavirus.
In a statement signed by the Information Officer, Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Ibrahim Sani, and made available to journalists on Friday, the infection rate has risen in come communities in the state.
Sani further stated that a holding room has been allocated by the director, NYSC for those that are suspected/positive cases in the camp.
He said, “On the recent reopening of NYSC camps, a surveillance investigation had revealed that out of 600 reported in the camp, eight corps members were reported to have tested positive to COVID-19 in Wailo camp.
“To further ensure de-escalation, the Executive Chairman has instructed the surveillance team to carry out sample collection and investigation of all corps members undergoing training in the camp and a holding room has since been allocated by the director, NYSC for those that are suspected/positive cases.”