Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control that all corps members including the scheduled new batch of the National Youth Service programme will be tested using the new antigen-based test. It can be recalled that NYSC Camps was closed during the pandemic.
The Director-General stated this at the Public Briefing at the Presidential Task FORCE on COVID19. He said ‘We will test everyone (corps members) and that will enable us to keep our camps safe and also help us understand what is going on in the rest of the country.’
Dr. Ikekweazu said that it was important to test the young and mobile population and to receive the support of their parents who can be of immense help in achieving the testing process.
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