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Eight corps members test positive for COVID-19 in Bauchi

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At least eight members of the National Youth Service Corps members (NYSC) had tested positive for COVID-19 at the Wailo orientation camp in Ganjuwa local government area of Bauchi State.

The Information Officer, Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Ibrahim Sani, who disclosed this in a statement issued on Friday, said the corps members contracted the virus while undergoing the three-week orientation exercise at the camp.

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Sani said; “On the recent reopening of NYSC camps, a surveillance investigation revealed that out of 600 that reported in the camp, eight corps members tested positive for 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.”

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