FCTA reveals status of those exposed to COVID-19 during Abba Kyari’s burial

The Federal Capital Territory  Administration (FCTA) has announced the Coronavirus status of individuals and health workers exposed to the deadly virus during the funeral of Abba Kyari, the late Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari.

Mr Kyari died last month and has been buried. He is said to have died while on self-isolation after he manifested symptoms of COVID-19.

One of the health workers at the funeral who assisted in burying the deceased did not properly dispose the protective garment he wore, thereby drawing criticism from Nigerians.

After the public outcry, the government traced those involved and quarantined them.

In a statement by the Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services Secretariat of the FCTA, Muhammed Kawu, said those involved have completed their 14 days isolation and have tested negative for the pandemic disease.

“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,” Mr Kawu said.

“Tests were conducted on them and they have all tested negative for COVID–19. They have been reunited with their families,” he added.