Fear in Edo State NYSC Camp as over 20 corps members are infected with COVID-19

There is fear at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation camp in Edo State as not less than 20 corps members have been isolated at the Stella Obasanjo Hospital after displaying symptoms related to COVID-19.

A source at the hospital told Truetalk news team on Tuesday that “17 of them were brought over the weekend and by today, more have been brought but they are being monitored”.

The Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Dr. Osagie Ebomwonyi had disclosed while in the company of Governor Godwin Obaseki during an inspection tour of the State’s infectious disease isolation center at the hospital in Benin City on Monday said that even though the confirmed cases are unvaccinated, they are undertaking studies and analysis to find out if there is Delta variant in the state.

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He said, “We are undertaking studies and analysis to find out if we have the Delta variant in the state.”

Governor Obaseki assured of the readiness of the government to deal effectively with the Delta variant of coronavirus (COVID-19), noting that there has been no confirmed case of the deadly variant of the virus in the state.



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