The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reminded Nigerians to refrain from attending mass gatherings even as they mourn the loss of their loved ones including Mallam Abba Kyarri.
This announcement was to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. They wrote on their social media page;
Even at this time, as we mourn loved ones lost to COVID-19, including the recently deceased, President’s Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari, we need to refrain from attending mass gatherings to prevent the further spread of #COVID19
Let us #StaySafe & protect each other
Our guidance on ensuring safe and dignified burial while preventing the spread of #COVID19 can be found at:
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) April 18, 2020