Fifteen members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) serving in Niger state have tested positive for COVID19.
The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Muhammed Makusidi disclosed this on Thursday, January 28 during a gathering with the state governor, Abubakar Sani-Bello on measures to place in situ to contain the spread of the novel virus within the state.
According to Makusidi, out of the 16 active cases within the state, 15 are NYSC members. He said the state has recorded a complete of 695 confirmed cases spread across 22 out of the 25 government Areas and 14 deaths.
In a related development, Governor Sani- Bello has declared those that who don’t use face masks will face a mobile court and pay a fine of N5,000. He also directed the Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General to organize an executive order for the enforcement of compulsory use of face masks within the State.
According to the state governor, the order will become from Monday, 1st of February, 2021. consistent with him, since enforcing a lockdown isn’t feasible for now, the utilization of masks is going to become compulsory and mobile courts will be established for the prosecution of violators.