The Federal Government has ordered the immediate closure of the ongoing National Youth Corps Service orientation camps nationwide over coronavirus fears .
The 2020 Batch A Stream One NYSC members arrived on camp on March 10 and were expected to leave three weeks after .
But the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare , on Wednesday , said the NYSC members would be released to resume at their places of primary assignment .
He tweeted that the closure was a precautionary measure on coronavirus.
“ Today across the country , the NYSC Orientation camps will be closed and Youth Corpers will be paid and sent to their places of primary assignment .
“ This again is a precautionary measure on the part of the government to check the spread of COVID – 19 . The DG NYSC will provide details, ” he tweeted .
When contacted on the telephone , some NYSC members told The PUNCH that they were asked to pack their belongings Tuesday evening .
Some of them said their deployment letters were given to them early Wednesday morning .