Abba Kyari was buried in Abuja on April 18, 2020.
The Nigeria Centre for Illness Management on Saturday reiterated the necessity to “refrain from attending mass gatherings to prevent the further spread of COVID-19” whilst a crowd gathered on the burial of former Chief of Workers to the President, Abba Kyari.
The gang had drawn criticism from some Nigerians on social media who puzzled why the social distancing rule wasn’t being strictly utilized on the burial.
I’m not shocked on the crowd at Abba Kyari’s funeral.
Implementation of the legislation in Nigeria has all the time been laced with hypocrisy.
A couple of days again a person was sentenced 6 months in jail with choice of a tremendous cos he needed to feed his ravenous household.
— Adunni Achebe (@_Adadioramma) April 18, 2020
The scores of people that huddled collectively at Abba Kyari’s burial, how are they totally different from that Abuja driver sentenced to 6 months imprisonment for violating the lockdown order to search for cash to feed his household, or from Funke Akindele & the company at her husband’s get together? pic.twitter.com/71X6dEwHjj
— ‘Fisayo Soyombo (@fisayosoyombo) April 18, 2020
In the meantime, in a message posted on its Twitter deal with, NCDC mentioned its coverage has not modified.
“Even presently, as we mourn family members misplaced to COVID-19, together with the not too long ago deceased, President’s Chief of Workers, Mallam Abba Kyari, we have to chorus from attending mass gatherings to forestall the additional unfold of #COVID19 Allow us to #StaySafe & defend one another,” the NCDC message learn.
The well being company additionally referenced its printed steering “on ensuring safe and dignified burial” whereas stopping the unfold of the lethal virus.
In accordance with the NCDC pointers, individuals might observe the useless physique of an contaminated particular person “without touching the body at a minimum distance of 2 metres” and “in the event a ceremony is held, the number of attendees should be limited.”
“The ceremony needs to be held in a well-ventilated construction, attendees ought to
be suggested on social distancing all through the occasion, making certain follow of
hand and respiratory hygiene,” the NCDC pointers added.