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NYSC to shut down camps that fail to comply with Covid-19 protocol

The Nigerian government has said it will shut down NYSC orientation camps that fail to comply with protocols put in place to curb the spread of coronavirus.

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare, while speaking at the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 briefing on Monday, Jan 25, said the government was concerned about the number of corps members recently infected with the virus.

He said the management of the NYSC cannot afford to risk the lives and health of the corps members.

He said: “Going forward, any state that refuses to cooperate fully in the aspect of COVID-19 protocol adherence, full testing using the Rapid Diagnostic Test kits and data management by the NCDC and also the trained doctors, will have its orientation camp shut down.”

Mr Dare noted that if the camps are shut, corps members in that camp will be reposted to the adjoining state.

NYSC camps were recently reopened after being shut down for a while due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lampard thanked owner Roman Abramovich and the Chelsea staff for their support in “unprecedented and challenging times”.

In a statement, Abramovich said: “This was a very difficult decision for the club, not least because I have an excellent personal relationship with Frank and I have the utmost respect for him

“He is a man of great integrity and has the highest of work ethics. However, under current circumstances we believe it is best to change managers.

“On behalf of everyone at the club, the board and personally, I would like to thank Frank for his work as head coach and wish him every success in the future. He is an important icon of this great club and his status here remains undiminished. He will always be warmly welcomed back at Stamford Bridge.”

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