Presidential Task Force says COVID19 corpses are not infectious!

After the backlash received by the group gathered at Kyari’s funeral, the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Monday has said that the bodies of persons, who died of coronavirus, were not infectious.

The National Coordinator of the task force, Dr Sani Aliyu, stated this at a media briefing of the PTF in Abuja.

At the briefing, Aliyu and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, apologised for some PTF members’ violation of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control’s protocols at the burial of the Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari, on Saturday.
Aliyu said, “I would like to further clarify the issue of COVID-19 and burial processes. Contrary to what is on social media, the late chief of staff’s body was properly prepared for burial, according to the NCDC guidelines and the Islamic faith.

“The bodies of persons with COVID-19,  as stated by the WHO guidelines and I quote, ‘Except in cases of viral hemorrhagic fever and cholera, dead bodies are generally not infectious.’
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