The Presidency, on Sunday, has directed the State House Correspondents and staff of the Media Department of the State House who attended the burial ceremonies of the late Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, to self-isolate for 14 days.
Recall that the remains of the late Mr Kyari were laid to rest at the Gudu Cemetery in Abuja on Saturday, amidst wide media coverage.
Subsequently, concerns were raised by health experts that appropriate social distancing directive by the Ministry of Health and the Nigeria Centre for Diseases Control, NCDC, was not followed.
To this end, the Presidency, in a message by the Deputy Director of Information in the State House, Attah Esa, advised those who attended the burial from the Media Department as well as Correspondents to stay away from work for the next 14 days.
The message, however, noted that the advice was for precautions.
“As a precautionary measure, all State House Correspondents and Media Office Staff who covered/attended the funeral prayer/burial ceremony of the late Chief of Staff, at Defence House and Gudu Cemetery Abuja, respectively, are strongly advised to work from home for the next 14 days.
“Please be careful to observe the recommended measures to prevent the coronavirus transmission, including maintaining physical distancing and good personal hygiene going forward,” the message read.