The Federal Government said that all prospective corps members will undergo mandatory COVID-19 tests ahead of the reopening of orientation camps nationwide.
It also said all National Youth Service Corps orientation camps would reopen effective November 10, 2020.
The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu, stated this during a briefing in Abuja on Thursday.
Orientation camps have been shut since March this year as part of measures to curtail the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
Speaking on Thursday, Aliyu said, “We have developed guidelines with the NCDC (Nigeria Centre for Disease Control) and the NYSC in the preparation for the reopening of the orientation camps on the 10th of November, 2020.
“The PTF has also arranged additional safeguards to include the testing of all corpers and staff in the camps for COVID-19 tests prior to commencement of the orientation programmes.”