11 test positive for covid-19 at Taraba NYSC orientation camp

At least 11 National Youth Service Corps members have tested positive for Covid-19 at the NYSC Orientation Camp in Sibre, near Jalingo in Taraba State.

Taraba State Commissioner for Health, Dr Innocent Vakkai, disclosed this at a media briefing in Jalingo.

Vakkai, however, said the 11 corps members who tested positive are responding to treatment at the isolation centre in the state.

The Commissioner said based on the directives by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control that all members of the scheme should be tested on arrive at various orientation camps across the country, the 11 corps members were discovered with the virus in Taraba State on arrival at the camp.

The Commissioner stated that all the affected corps members were isolated in a Hotel following the vandalisation of the state isolation centre by hoodlums during the EndSAR protest.

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