“Journalists who Attended Abba Kyari’s Burial Should Self-isolate”- Presidency Calls.
Journalists who attended the burial ceremony of President Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari have been asked to self-isolate for 14 days by the Presidency.
The Deputy Director of Information in the State House, Attah Esa, in a statement he released on Sunday April 19th revealed this.
However, he also stated that the affected journalists were told that the directive was a precautionary measure to stop the spread of Coronavirus.
The statement read;
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.”
This statement came after Presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu confirmed that some officials were refused entry into the state house after attending the late CoS’ burial ceremony.