The Federal Capital Territory Administration, (FCTA), Abuja, has announced that it had rounded up and quarantined all those without protective kits, who participated in the burial, today, April 18, of Abba Kyari, Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, who died yesterday of coronavirus complications in Lagos.
“All the individuals, including the man in question that participated in the burial and were not properly kitted have been identified and are being isolated.
“Necessary tests will conducted on all of them to determine their level of exposure and ensure that they do not infect other people.”
A statement today, signed by the acting secretary in the Health and Human Resources Secretariat of the FCTA, Dr. Mohammed Kawu, was issued against the background of a video clip trending in social media, showing a man pulling off his Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) unprofessionally after participating in the burial of the late Abba Kyari, at the Gudu cemetery, Abuja.
Dr. Mohammed Kawu gave assurance that the said PPE left over by the said individual has been professionally evacuated and that the entire cemetery has been decontaminated
“The Administration has also taken steps to ensure that all future burials of victims of COVID 19 are conducted in line with protocols established by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
“Residents are therefore urged to remain calm and rest assured that the FCT Administration will continue to do all that is necessary to curtail and eventually end the spread of the Coronavirus in the FCT.”