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FCTA condemns unprofessional conduct of man that pulled PPE during Kyari’s burial

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The Federal Capital Territory Administration has lamented the unprofessional conduct of man that removed his Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at Gudu cemetery, Abuja, during the burial of the late Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Malam Abba Kyari who died on Friday of COVID-19.

FCTA disclosed this in a press release issued on Saturday and signed by the Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services Secretariat, FCTA, Dr. Mohammed Kawu.

Dr. Kawu noted with concern the video trending on social media, showing the man pulling off his PPE unprofessionally after participating in Kyari’s burial and said that the Public Health Department has since taken necessary action.

According to him, 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.

He said that 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,” he added.

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