For safe re – opening of the National Youth Service Corps orientation camps across the country , the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has said all corps members will be tested using the new antigen – based test .
The centre disclosed that the process of procurement of the antigen – based test was almost complete.
Speaking at the Presidential Task Force on COVID – 19 briefing in Abuja on Tuesday , the NCDC Director – General , Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu , said , “ We will test everyone (corps members ) and that will enable us to keep our camps safe and also help us understand what is going on in the rest of the country . ”
Ihekweazu also revealed that the government had launched Infection Prevention and Control call vanguard in all the states , noting that young people interested in IPC were being trained for self – management and self – regulation in the camps as they opened.
Ihekweazu said , “ We know that corps members are normally young mobile population. Again, we are counting on not only the young people going to camps but parents ; so we need the parents to support young people to do what they have to do .