The Bayelsa State government has revealed that 50 per cent of confirmed cases of the third wave of COVID-19 were National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members in the state orientation camp.
The State Epidemiologist, Dr. Bio Belu Abaye, stated this during a technical session on the State’s COVID-19 Response and Environment with officials of the United Nations in Yenagoa recen.
He added that multiple disease outbreaks have been a major challenge for the State’s Public Health Emergency Operations Centre (PHEOC).
Speaking on the COVID-19 response so far, Dr. Abaye said Bayelsa completed its COVID-19 laboratory in August 2020, which greatly improved the State’s response but that the state has recorded 195 cases of the third wave of the virus . Bayelsa is one of the states which has been trying to manage the outbreak of Delta variant of Covid-19 virus.