Some presidential aides and other prominent Nigerians who were present the burial of Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, have tested negative for Coronavirus.
Thekokospot recalls that Abba Kyari, who died from COVID-19 complications in Lagos’ hospital on Friday, April 17, 2020, was buried on Saturday, April 18, 2020, at the Gudu cemetery in Abuja the nations capital.
There were outrages over the violation of the social distancing precautions during the burial procedures in Abuja.
Immediately after the funeral, the Health and Human Services Secretariat, Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Mohammed Kawu, announced that those who were in attendance at the burial have been identified and isolated.
On the same day Kyari was laid to rest, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu , disclosed that he and some presidential staff who attended the burial were stopped from entering the State House.
However, after the 14- day isolation, a statement released on Sunday by the Acting secretary, Health and Human Services Secretariat, Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Mohammed Kawu announced that the presidential aides at the burial and others have tested negative.
According to him: “The Health and Human Services Secretariat of the FCT Administration, is happy to announce that the individuals exposed during the burial of late Chief of staff to the President, Malam Abba Kyari, have completed their 14 days of isolation.
“Tests were conducted on them, and they have all tested negative to COVID-19.”