218 Soja Recruits Get Compulsory COVID-19 Test


By Office of Public Relations Bo DiCOVERC

\Staff assigned to the Bo DiCOVERC Active Surge Search are conducting mandatory COVID test on 218 military recruits attached at the 5th Infantry Brigade, Gondama Barracks in Bo district.

The 218 recruits including 58 female and 160 male are on a six months intensive military training.

Brigade Chaplin and Recruitment Coordinator, South, Lieutenant Colonel D. S Lebbie reiterated the importance of the mandatory Covid test for the military recruits on the proviso that Covid still remains to be a major health threat in the country and to further ascertain their COVID 19 status ahead of the 6 months rigorous training at the Armed Forces Training Centre, Benguma Barracks, Western Area.

“Being Positive for COVID 19 will not disqualify any recruit from being trained” he added.

Head of surge Operations, Major Retired Prince Kombay said in an event of any positive case of Covid, the individual (s) will be sent to a treatment Centre after recovery he/she will be inserted.

He said they have reinforced the DiCOVERC staff deployment at the Surge Centre in order to have the mandatory surge completed in one day and have the results released within days.

The recruits will depart from the 5th Infantry Brigade on Saturday 28th November 2020 for the Armed Forces Training Centre, Benguma.

Bo District DiCOVERC Coordinator, David Fortune said Bo DiCOVERC under his leadership has over the past months enjoyed full compliments from the Brigade Commander, Brigadier General Abu Bakarr Conteh.