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COVID-19 : NYSC shuts orientation camps nationwide, sends campers home 



Amid fear of Coronavirus, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has ordered shut all orientation camps across the country.
It said the step was both preventive and precautionary against coronavirus.

NYSC management, however, said no corps member or official has contracted the virus.

PerSecondnews reports that the ongoing orientation for Batch A Stream 1 corps members scheduled to end 30, March 2020 has now been cut short by 12 days.

A statement said: “Sequel to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic which led to the cancellation of the national sports festival, management of the National Youth Service Corps Scheme wishes to announce the suspension of the on-going orientation course for the 2020 Batch “A” stream 1 corps members.

“Therefore, the corps members shall be posted to commence their primary assignments forthwith, while they shall be invited back to the orientation camps when the situation improves, just like it happened a few years ago when the nation was confronted by the Ebola virus threat.

“Management wishes to state that no corps member or camp official has contracted the virus.

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