The chairman of the presidential task force on Coronavirus, Boss Mustapha, said 731 NYSC members of the over 30,000 Batch B members tested positive for COVID-19
Mustapha disclosed this at briefing of the task force on Tuesday, adding that all the NYSC members took the test.
“In continuation of the NYSC engagement, the PTF has conducted the testing of batch B Corpers using RDTs. Out of the 35,419 in the Batch B, 731 tested positive compared to 108 recorded during the Batch A,” he said.
“It is on record that cases were recorded from Corps Members from every State of the Federation.”
Mustapha, who is the secretary to the government of the federation, also expressed concern about the 1,204 cases recorded on Monday, the highest number of daily infections in the country.
He attributed the increase to the Christmas and new year festivities.
He also added that on Tuesday, 1,354 infections were recorded which was the highest daily number ever recorded since they commenced the national response.
“We can only hope that numbers will not escalate beyond control. We however, still appeal to all citizens to take full responsibility through compliance and vigilance.” Mustapha pleaded.