No corps member tested positive for coronavirus in Ekiti – NYSC


Zonal Coordinator, National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) Southwest Area Office in Osun, Emmanuel Attah, has debunked rumours that a corps member in NYSC Ekiti Orientation Camp tested positive for the coronavirus.

Mr Attah said in a statement on Wednesday that the report was false and peddled by mischievous people.

The statement read: “The attention of the NYSC has been drawn to a fake and unsubstantiated news making the rounds that a corps member presently in NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Ise-Orun, Ekiti State has tested positive to Coronavirus and has been moved to the State Isolation Centre situated at Oba Adenuyigbe Hospital, Anilosun, Ado-Ekiti.

“The said report was in bad light and it is orchestrated just to mislead Nigerians especially, parents and guardians of members of the service corps that are in NYSC Camps nationwide.”

Attah said the corps member that was alleged to have tested positive was taken to a laboratory in Ede, Osun State for comprehensive medical test.

He said the corps member tested negative to the pandemic.

“Once again, I want to repeat that no corps member has tested positive to Coronavirus or any other disease in all the NYSC formations nationwide,” Attah said.