PTF revealed a total of 731 NYSC Batch B members tested positive
731 out of the 35,419 Batch B members tested via RDTs
Higher than the previous figure of 108 recorded in NYSC Batch A screening
The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 revealed that a total of 731 NYSC Batch B members tested positive for the fatal COVID-19 pandemic.
The discovery made by the chairman, PTF on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, during a national briefing on COVID-19.
Mr. Mustapha specified that 731 out of the 35,419 Batch B members tested via RDTs, representing about 2.1% of the total sample size, turned out positive for the deadly virus. This is higher than the previous figure of 108 recorded in NYSC Batch A screening.
Then again, the Chairman announced that the PTF began sanctions on passengers who defaulted on day-7 post-arrival tests, stating that their passport numbers put out and that travel restrictions imposed on them for a period of six months, effective from January 1, 2020.
Mr. Mustapha said: “It is on record that cases recorded from corps members from every state of the federation.
“There is also a rising rate of infections among healthcare workers and these calls for the escalation of surveillance. In Africa, Nigeria has joined South Africa in reporting the highest daily infection cases.”