There is palpable fear at National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), camp in Kano after a staff died of COVID-19 complications.
The victim, (name withheld) who was earlier evacuated from the NYSC orientation camp in Kusala dam, Karaya about 95 kilometres from Kano metropolis had tested positive of the infection.
The male staff was moved to an Isolation facility at Infectious hospital in Konar Dawakin where he eventually passed on days later, The Guardian reliably gathered.
The late NYSC staff was deployed from the NYSC headquarters to supervise the ongoing regimental orientation exercise in Kano.
When contacted for detail of the incident, spokesperson of NYSC in Kano, A. Ahmad did not pick phone calls initially but later sent a text message to our correspondent.
Ahmad neither confirmed nor denied the incident and directed our correspondent to the spokesperson of the NYSC at the headquarters in Abuja. He insisted he was not mandated to interface with the media on the development.
The NYSC spokesman in Abuja told our correspondent that the NYSC management would soon issue an official reaction.
Meanwhile, Presidential Task Force (PTF) Chairman and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, has said that a COVID-19 test laboratory will soon be established at the State House Clinic.