Niger state Commissioner for Information, Alhaji Muhammed S. Idris has announced that 18 members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) deployed to the state have tested positive for COVID-19.
Idris said the corps members tested positive after the Ministry of Health conducted the routine test on them. He said the development has led to resuscitation of the state COVID-19 task force to ensure that all COVID-19 safety protocols are re-enforced.
The commissioner said;
“We agreed that the state government would resuscitate the task force on COVID-19 to resuscitate the COVID-19 protocols as an immediate action.
“Nobody would have access to all public offices without wearing facemasks.
“All heads of Ministries, Departments and Parastatals have been directed to provide handwashing facilities.”