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At least eight members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) posted to Wailo orientation camp in the Ganjuwa Local Government Area of Bauchi have tested positive for coronavirus.

Similarly, two more persons have died of suspected yellow fever, raising the number of deaths so far recorded at 10 since the disease outbreak last week.

These were disclosed in a statement by the Information Officer of Bauchi Primary Healthcare Agency, Ibrahim Sani.

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Mr. Sani added that the chairman of the agency, Dr. Rilwanu Mohammed, has instructed a surveillance team to carry out sample collection and investigation of all corp members undergoing training in the camp to avoid de-escalation.

He also said that the State Director of the NYSC had allocated a holding room for those that are suspected to be positive cases.

The statement states that the Commissioner of Health and the Executive Chairman of the agency has activated various response teams to attend to those affected by yellow fever at the state and local government levels

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