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Some Nigerians have started to criticize the double standards used in handling the late Abba Kyari's COVID-19 situation.

With special reference to how social distancing rules were violated during Abba Kyari's burial in Abuja.





















The Nigeria Center for Disease Control also expressed deep concern after its guideline on social distancing to curb the spread of Coronavirus in the country was broken on Saturday by a large crowd, which turned out for the burial of Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari.





Kyari, who had a history of diabetes and was 82 years old died at a private hospital in Lagos on Friday owing to complications from Coronavirus.

He contracted the deadly virus after trips to Germany and Egypt where the pandemic had claimed hundreds of lives.

Though senior government officials including President Buhari, Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, ministers, lawmakers and leading members of the ruling All Progressives Congress all shunned the burial for fear of contracting the virus, a large crowd of sympathisers still turned out for the burial, which took place at the Defence House in Abuja without protective gears, thus exposing themselves to the virus, which has already infected 493 persons and killed another 18.

In a post on Twitter, the NCDC said, “Even at this time, as we mourn loved ones lost to COVID-19, including the recently deceased President’s Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari, we need to refrain from attending mass gatherings to prevent the further spread of #COVID-19.”

Even at this time, as we mourn loved ones lost to COVID-19, including the recently deceased, President's Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari, we need to refrain from attending mass gatherings to prevent the further spread of #COVID19

Let us #StaySafe & protect each other"

According to a former Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, Prof Chidi Odinkalu, the movement of Kyari’s body from Lagos to Abuja for burial was in contravention of an earlier position by government, which stated that bodies of Coronavirus victims will be cremated and not released to their families for burial.

Odinkalu said,
“First, @FMICNigeria told us that bodies of victims of #Coronavirus can't be claimed, until @NGRPresident claimed its own.

“We were told we should not gather more than 10 but @NGRPresident gathers more for #LiveTV.

“We were told to keep #SocialDistance. Now, this?! Rules mean nothing?”
1st, @FMICNigeria told us that bodies of victims of #Coronavirus can't be claimed, until @NGRPresident claimed its own
We were told we shd not gather more than 10. But @NGRPresident gathers more for #LiveTV
We were told to keep #SocialDistance. Now, this?!




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  1. Many of these idiots risked their lives to come and do eye service.

    In a sane country, all of them should be quarantined for 14 days after the burial.

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  2. All those that attended the burial should be quarantine immediately.
    In America, some of people that attended corona victim burial,later died of corona virus.
    Be advised!!

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  3. Naija govt is full of jesters and jokers making laws for the people which does not apply to them! Sycophant!!!

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