Abia State Government says it is not true that there was a confirmed case of Covid-19 at the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, orientation camp in the state.
The Abia State Commissioner for Information, John Okiyi Kalu, who debunked the report while briefing Newsmen in Umuahia, the state capital on the health status of Corps members who recently passed out from the State Orientation Camp at Igbere in the Bende Local Government Area, expressed satisfaction with the prevention and control measures put in place by the NYSC management at the camp.
Kalu noted that all Corps members and visitors to the Camp were subjected to Covid-19 tests and made to comply with the necessary protocols, using the Rapid Diagnostic Test, RDT, kit before they are granted access to the camp.
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The Abia state government spokesman explained that out of the 6 persons that tested positive to the RDT, who were immediately moved to the Abia State Specialist Hospital and Diagnostic Center, Amachara, for confirmation tests, 5 returned positive PCR results.
He added that out of the 5 that returned positive, 4 have been successfully managed and discharged in line with NCDC protocols.