The Coordinator, National Youth Service Corps, Federal Capital Territory, Mrs Walida Isa, says five forthcoming corps individuals have tried positive for COVID-19.
Isa made the divulgence at the swearing-in of the 2020 Batch ‘B’ Stream 1 corps individuals on Monday in Abuja.
The organizer, who didn’t reveal their names, said that 853 corps individuals were enrolled after they were tried for the infection.
She said that 858 corps individuals were tried for COVID-19 and out of the number, five of them were positive.
“The five that were positive were taken to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control for treatment. So they are not among the number we enrolled,” she said.
The 2020 Batch `B’ Stream 1A orientation resumed camping on November 10.
One week was used to test the corps members on COVID-19 before registration.
The 2020 Batch `B’ Stream 1A orientation course started on Tuesday nationwide in strict compliance with COVID-19 protocols.
In her opening remarks, Hajiya Ramatu Aliyu, the Minister of State, called for support for the scheme to enable it to sustain its laudable programmes for the benefit of the country.
Aliyu was represented by the Acting Chairman, NYSC FCT Governing Board, Mr Kevin Ike.
The minister reiterated the administration`s readiness to continue to support the scheme for effective service delivery.
She also commended the scheme for promoting unity, integration as well as development in the education, health, and agriculture sectors among others.