Coronavirus: NYSC begins preparation to reopen camps

Covid-19: NYSC begins preparation to reopen camps

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has prepared a proposal, which includes guidelines that would ensure safe and efficient conduct of its operations amidst Covid-19.

The 2020 Batch ‘A’ Stream One Orientation Course was suspended after a week, as part of the measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Nigeria.

However, NYSC is looking to reopen camps across the country and has

This was contained in a statement on Tuesday, issued by the NYSC Director of Press and Public Relations, Adenike Adeyemi.

According to Adeyemi, the Director-General of NYSC, Brig. General Shuaibu Ibrahim, made the comments when the DG of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja.

“Conscious of the possibility of the further or complete lifting of lockdown, the strategies mapped out by the NYSC management had taken care of various scenarios, and would be presented to the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 through the NCDC for guidance,” the statement read in part.

Ihekweazu, in his response said the proposals Ibrahim presented, will be studied and recommendations made to the appropriate authorities. Source: Daily Post

In other news:

Nepal says 875 individuals commit suicide during the COVID-19 lockdown period.

The nation has been under lockdown since March 24, Xinhua covered Tuesday.

Information gathered by the Nepal Police shows that suicide cases in the nation broadened by 16 per cent in the first month.

“More suicide cases have been recorded as of May 16,” said Police representative, Niraj Bahadur Shahi.

482 suicide cases were reported during mid-March to mid-April in police headquarters over the nation, against 414 cases for the period between mid-February and mid-March.

38 individuals took their own lives in the Kathmandu valley alone.

742, the most noteworthy number, died by hanging themselves, trailed by 114 individuals who ended it all by expending poison.

They were found to have utilized consuming, cutting, suffocating, bouncing from statures methods to commit suicide.

Specialists have connected the passings with the emotional distress of the individuals who had to remain indoor during the lockdown.