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NYSC Kwara kick-Starts Lectures With CONVID-19 Sensitization

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NYSC Kwara State Coordinator addressing Corps Members at the sensitization hall.

The National Youth Service Corps, Kwara State today started the 2020 batch A orientation course lecture series at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Yikpata, Kwara State, with sensitization of Corps Members on Coronavirus, CONVID-19.

While declaring the lecture open, the State Coordinator NYSC Kwara, Mrs Francisca Olaleye stated that the sensitization is part of the effort put in place by the scheme to avert the deadly disease in the orientation camp.

Mrs Olaleye stated that the scheme has prioritised the safety of all corps members for safe healthy living in the service year. She reiterated that the hand sanitizers have been put in all strategic places on camp and therefore enjoined Corps Members and all other members of camp community to make use of it every time.

The State Coordinator of NYSC Kwara state, Mrs Francisca Olaleye and Corps Members  washing hands  at  one of the sanitizer points on camp. 

The State Coordinator who cautioned all members of the camp community to be conscious of unnecessary panic , however advised them to make sure to immediately report to the camp management any noticeable form of discomfort person around them.

Meanwhile, the guest lecturer for the sensitization on CONVID 19 who also doubles as medical Consultant at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Dr. Olaitan Dele allayed the fears of corps members on the issue of virus.

Dr Dele listed the symptoms of the CONVID-19 to be Fever, abdominal pains, cough amongst others . He therefore advised them to approach camp clinic anytime they notice any of such symptoms.

He also stated some preventive measures for the virus. He said the Corps Members should endeavour to be washing their hands frequently with the strategic placed sanitizer on camp.

The doctor further advised them to avoid unnecessary handshake and try as much as possible to cover both their mouths and noses while coughing.

Dr. Olaitan Dele sensitizing corps members…

He further enlightened that the virus can only survive for ten minutes outside the host and therefore affirmed that using alcoholic sterilizer to rub hands immediately after handshake is also a proper way to avert contacting the virus.

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