Coronavirus: FG raises alarm, says 731 corps members test positive for COVID-19

Coronavirus: FG raises alarm, says 731 corps members test positive for COVID-19

– The federal government has warned Nigerians over the second wave of COVID-19

– Boss Mustapha, the PTF chairman, said that about 800 corps members have contracted the virus

– Mustapha, however, asked people to follow COVID-19 directives religiously

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No fewer than seven hundred and thirty-seven corps members from Batch B have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Channels TV reports that the chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) On COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, made the disclosure on Tuesday, January 5.

Legit.ng gathered that the cases were recorded from all states across the country.

Coronavirus: FG raises alarm, says 731 corps members test positive for COVID-19

The chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, urges Nigerians to follow COVID-19 directives. Credit: @DigiCommsNG
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He said:

“In continuation of the NYSC engagement, the PTF has conducted the testing of Batch B corpers using RDTs.

“Out of the 35,419 in the Batch B, 731 tested positive compared to 108 recorded during the Batch A. It is on record that cases were recorded from corps members from every State of the federation.”

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He appealed to all Nigerians to stay safe and act in the most defensive and protective ways by complying with the NPIs already prescribed.

Mustapha said:

“Closely associated with that is the increasing daily numbers that we are recording. Yesterday 4th January, 2021, we recorded 1,204 infections. This was the highest daily number ever recorded since we commenced the national response.

“From our analysis, we are beginning to see the effect of activities carried out during the Christmas festivities. We can only hope that numbers will not escalate beyond control. We, however, still appeal to all citizens to take full responsibility through compliance and vigilance.

“Regrettably, however, there is still very low testing in a number of states. For clarity, the DG NCDC will elaborate on the spheres of responsibility in testing and the federal government has sufficiently supported the states to enable them support surveillance and IPC.”

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the NYSC stated that there is no case of coronavirus in any of the scheme’s 37 orientation camps.

It was reported that this was made known on Sunday, November 29, by the management of the corps while debunking a report in the media that the rising figure of the COVID-19 is as a result of cases detected at the NYSC camps.

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