Aso Villa Journalists who attended Abba Kyari’s Burial must Self-Isolate – Presidency

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The Presidency has asked all Journalists who attended the burial of late Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari to self-isolate for 14 days.

Abba Kyari who died in a Lagos hospital from COVID-19 complications was laid to rest at Gudu cemetery in Abuja on Saturday, April 18 in the presence of friends and family.

The social distancing rule was violated with the throng that showed up at the burial.

However, Attah Esa, Deputy Director of Information in the State House Attah Esa in a statement issued a directive that all Press officers who covered the burial of the late CoS  should undergo self-isolation as a precautionary measure to curtail the spread of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The statement reads: “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 coronavirus transmission, including maintaining physical distancing and good personal hygiene going forward.”

This is coming after Presidential Aide Garba Shehu told pressmen to distance themselves from Aso Rock after they were refused entry into the presidential office building.

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