The presidency in Nigeria has on Saturday set a clear example on how to treat anyone who was exposed to any COVID-19 case by sending back some top aides of President Muhammadu Buhari who were at the burial of late chief of staff to the president, Abba Kyari.
President Buhari was said to be unhappy that his aides acted contrary to the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and World Health Organisation (WHO) protocols and guidelines, therefore ordering that they go on self-isolation before coming back to the presidential villa
Judicial Sketch reported that Nigerian doctors have sounded a warning that all those at the burial at Gudu Cemetery needed to be quarantined for violating all guidelines laid down to curb the spread of the disease.
Reports said among the aides that were turned back from the presidency on Saturday are the state house chief protocol officer, Ambassador Lawal Kazaure; special assistant to the president, Yusuf Sabiu; a nephew to the president, Musa Haro Daura, and senior special assistant on media and publicity to the president, Garba Shehu.
There were also the national security adviser, Babagana Monguno; director-general of national intelligence agency, Mr Ahmad Rufai, and personal assistant on new media to President Buhari, Bashir Ahmed and others.
Late Kyari died of complications the arose from COVID-19 Friday night and was buried on Saturday at Gudu Cemetary where live broadcasts showed government functionaries acting at variance with the orders that some of them have imposed on Nigerians to slow the spread of the virus.