nysc shuts camp over coronavirus

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) management has shut down all the orientation camp across the nation over the spread of coronavirus.

The directive came from the NYSC headquarters in Abuja early Wednesday morning.

The NYSC statement reads:

“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.”

Almost 8000 people have died from the virus globally and three cases have been confirmed in Nigeria, but no death has been recorded in the country.