COVID-19: All persons involved in burial of President Buhari’s Chief of Staff identified and quarantined

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The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) in Nigeria has identified and isolated all persons who were in one way or the other connected with or involved in the burial of President Muhamadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari.

Mr. Kyari passed on two days a go following complications related to the deadly COVID-19 virus and was buried on Saturday, April 18, 2020, in accordance with the tenets of Islam. reports the Health and Human Services Secretariat of the FCTA as indicating that some of the people who took part in the burial of the late Chief of Staff were poorly kitted and also did not properly dispose off their Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) professionally.

According to the FCTA, plans are advanced to conduct tests on all the isolated persons to ensure they do not infect others with the virus, if they test positive.

Read the details of the statement issued by the FCTA on the matter below:


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 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.



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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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