The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has said, all the National Youth Service Corp members will undergo new COVID-19 test before reopening the orientation camps.
The NCDC stated that the new antigen-based test which will conducted on the Youths Corp members will be for the safe reopening of the camps.
The NCDC Director-General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, at the COVID-19 briefing in Abuja, said, their is a need for not just only the youths support but their parents in running the test safely.
Revealing that the Federal Government has began "Infection Prevention and Control", the NCDC DG call on the Corp members to ensure self-control in the service camps.
He said, “We will test everyone (corps members) and that will enable us to keep our camps safe and also help us understand what is going on in the rest of the country.
“We know that corps members are normally young mobile population. Again, we are counting on not only the young people going to camps but parents; so we need the parents to support young people to do what they have to do.