COVID-19: FCTA tasks cemetery workers, mourners on proper hygiene

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) Ministerial Enforcement Task Team on COVID-19, has tasked cemetery workers and mourners at the Gudu cemetery, Abuja, on proper hygiene during burials.

The Chairman of the Enforcement Team, Ikharo Attah said his team visited the Gudu cemetery during its early morning patrol when it noticed an unusual gathering there.

He explained that though the deceased was not confirmed to have died of Coronavirus, there was a need to counsel both family members and cemetery workers to be safety-conscious by observing necessary health protocols at burial sites.

According to him, FCT administration was making efforts to prevent any action capable of undermining the fight against COVID -19.

While he enjoined the cemetery workers to always wear face masks, hand gloves and other personal protective items during the period, he also cautioned mourners not to disregard social distancing during the burial particularly while offering the final prayers.

Attah also warned the cemetery workers not to abuse any extant environmental laws by improperly disposing of their burial items immediately after every internment.

Attah stated, “Though the families said their loved ones did not die of coronavirus, but  by natural causes, it is fundamentally important to enlighten them on measures needed  to contain the spread of  coronavirus.”

Source: Voice of Nigeria