Abba Kyari’s body arrives Abuja; to be buried in line with procedure for deceased Coronavirus patients (photos)

April 18, 2020
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The corpse of late Chief of Staff to President Buhari, Abba Kyari, has arrived Abuja for burial.

Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said Kyari will be buried in line with the guidelines for the burial of patients who died from coronavirus.

Garba said Kyari’s wife has asked to see his corpse before he is buried at a private ceremony later today. Kyari died on Friday April 17th from Coronavirus.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, had earlier this month stated that corpses of persons, who die of Coronavirus in the country can’t be claimed by their families for burial.

According to Mohammed, such bodies would be contagious and therefore must be handled by ministry of health officials.

He said:

“Coronavirus is very dangerous and contagious; there is no medicine for it yet and it is not just capable of killing, overwhelming healthcare system, it will destroy the economy.

“In some countries, they are putting dead bodies in big refrigerators because the morgues have filled up.

“Nigerians should not forget that these are not the type of corpses that can be claimed for burial because it must be handled by the ministry of health.”

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