Bolaji Ogundele, Abuja
The Presidency, on Sunday, stepped up the well being safety protocol for State Home Correspondents and employees of the Media Division asking those that attended the burial ceremonies for the late Chief of Workers, Mallam Abba Kyari, to self-isolate for 14 days.
It will be recalled the stays of the late Mallam Kyari had been laid to relaxation on the Gudu Cemetery in Abuja on Saturday, an occasion that obtained large media protection.
Nonetheless, the difficulty of non-compliance to hitherto issued social distancing directive by the Ministry of Well being and the Nigeria Centre for Ailments Management (NCDC) trailed the prayers and web classes for the deceased, resulting in the refusal by State Home safety to grant entry to prime Presidential aides who had returned to the Villa after the ceremonies.
In a message on Sunday by Deputy Director of Data within the State Home, Attah Esa, the Presidency suggested those that attended the burial from the Media Division in addition to Correspondents to keep away from and do business from home for the following 14 days.
The message, nevertheless famous that the recommendation was for precautions, advising additional to make sure to observe all advisable precautionary measures to stop the unfold of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) illness.
“As a precautionary measure, all State Home Correspondents and Media Workplace Workers who coated/attended the funeral prayer/burial ceremony of the late Chief of Workers, at Defence Home and Gudu Cemetery Abuja, respectively, are strongly suggested to do business from home for the following 14 days.
“Please watch out to watch the advisable measures to stop the coronavirus transmission, together with sustaining bodily distancing and good private hygiene going ahead”, the message learn.
The Nation stories the Presidency, on March 25 had taken steps to prune the entry into the Presidential Villa by choosing 13 media homes to entry the Villa all through the interval that the nationwide response to the COVID-19 pandemic would final, explaining that it was in a bid to respect the social distancing recommendation.