The Nigerian Government has fumigated the burial site of late Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari.
This was done as a precautionary measure after an NCDC official who served as a pallbearer at Kyari’s burial was caught on tape disposing of his PPE suit carelessly without following due procedure. In a swift reaction, the acting secretary, health and human services secretariat, FCTA, Dr Mohammed Kawu ordered total decontamination of the entire cemetery.
Below is a statement signed by Kawu on the development;
“The Health and Human Services Secretariat of the FCT Administration has noted with concern the video trending on social media, showing a man pulling off his Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) unprofessionally after participating in the burial of the late Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Malam Abba Kyari, at the Gudu cemetery, Abuja.”
“The Public Health Department has since taken necessary action. The said PPE left over by the individual has been professionally evacuated and the entire cemetery has been decontaminated. In addition, 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 be conducted on all of them to determine their level of exposure and ensure that they do not infect other people. 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.”