Some National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members have allegedly been abandoned at an isolation centre where they were kept after being told they tested positive for the coronavirus.
According to the corps members who are currently under quarantine at Rasheed Shekoni Specialist Hospital, Dutse, Jigawa State, they have been in the isolation centre for 14 days, even though they showed no symptoms of COVID-19.
“We were to return to camp on the 15th of this month but they conducted COVID-19 test and said we were positive,” one said.
“We have been in the isolation centre for 14 days now without showing any symptoms.
“The pain of celebrating Christmas here can’t be described; they said Jigawa State doesn’t adopt the method of releasing COVID-19 patient after 14 days without symptoms,” one of them said.
The Jigawa State government had on December 15, 2020 announced it discovered eight new cases of COVID-19 among members of the NYSC posted to the state.