Six corps members have tested positive to COVID-19 so far in the ongoing compulsory testing of all National Youth Service Corps members in Abia State.

This was made known in a statement by the Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu on Tuesday.

The statement reiterated the State Government’s support in testing the corps members with it’s epidemiological team.

The statement reads; “Our attention has been drawn to social media publications regarding the ongoing compulsory testing for COVID-19 of all potential National Youth Service Corps members in the state prior to camping.

We wish to state that the State Government is fully supporting the Corps with full epidemiological team and our rapid response system. So far, we have recorded only six positive cases of the disease among those tested and they have been managed and/or discharged as applicable.

Testing and surveillance processes continue throughout the camping period and beyond.”

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