35 NYSC members test positive for COVID-19

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Thirty-five corps members have tested positive for COVID-19 at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) camp in Sagamu, Ogun State.

The commissioner for Health, Tomi Coker announced this while briefing journalists in Abeokuta on Thursday.

The commissioner said that the increasing rate of COVID-19 infections in the state is alarming.

A health worker taking a sample from a person to test for COVID-19
A health worker taking a sample from a person to test for COVID-19

A corps member who pleaded anonymity said that he has been living in fear since he got wind of the latest development.

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“I have been living in this camp in the last few days in fear, I don’t know what to do, if only NYSC will allow me (to) leave this place without any penalty, I will be more than glad to leave this camp immediately.” He said.

Mrs Coker also noted that the Ogun State government has continued to record an increased number of COVID-19 cases since the beginning of August, with about 7 to 16 cases per day.

“The number of NYSC members that have tested positive is 35. Some are on home management, while some are in the isolation centre,”

“Despite this bad news of COVID-19 in our camp, people still don’t use their face mask and that is my greatest fear at the moment.” She said.

So far, 57 persons have died of COVID-19 in the state.