Coronavirus: NYSC Cuts Short Camp Orientation Activities..Closes Camps

The management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has shut down ongoing orientation exercise in all camps nationwide as a precaution to the coronavirus.

The NYSC said in a statement on Wednesday that all corps members should proceed to their places of primary assignment.

“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,” the statement read.

“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.”

The third case of coronavirus was announced in the country on Tuesday.

Government officials have also been barred from embarking on trips to foreign countries.