The Health and Human Services Secretariat of the FCT Administration has reacted to a viral video of 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.
In a statement released by the Acting Secretary Health and Human Services Secretariat FCTA, Mohammed Kawu noted that the Public Health Department has since taken necessary action.
Kawu noted that the said PPE left over by the individual has been professionally evacuated and the entire cemetery has been decontaminated.
He added that 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.
Kawu also said necessary tests will conducted on all of them to determine their level of exposure and ensure that they do not infect other people.
He added that 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).
He however urged the residents 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.