The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has described as unprofessional, the actions of a man taking off his Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at the Gudu cemetery in Abuja.
This was contained in a statement Saturday night by Mohammed Kawu, secretary health and human services secretariat FCTA.
The video of a man taking off and carelessly dumping his PPE went viral after the burial of president Buhari’s former chief of staff, Abba Kyari.
The Public Health Department said the PPE left over by the individual has been professionally evacuated and the entire cemetery decontaminated
“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.”
FCTA also noted that the individuals present at the burial who were not properly kitted have been identified and being isolated.
“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 said it 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).
FCTA, therefore, urged Residents to remain calm and rest assured that the it will continue to do all that is necessary to curtail and eventually end the spread of the Coronavirus in the FCT.