The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has urged cemetery workers and those engage in handling dead bodies to adhere to the safety standards provided by the centre.
An infection prevention control officer at the NCDC Dr. Zainab Goni gave the advice in Abuja during training for Cemetery attendants and officials of Gwarinpa and Kubwa Muslim community.
She explained that the Infection Prevention and control training was one among many conducted by the NCDC to educate people on how to perform their duties without spreading COVID-19.
Dr. Zainab explained that the guidelines provided by the NCDC must be adhered to in all situations and urged participants to query history of the death to unravel if there was a contact or symptoms of COVID-19.
The acting chairman of the Gwarinpa Muslim ummah Malam Lawan Garba who appreciated the NCDC for the initiative gave an assurance that knowledge gained from the training would go a long way in helping participants with the required skills in handling suspected bodies.
He said wearing of Personal Protective Equipments, Hand washing and Disinfecting the environment as demonstrated by the NCDC officials have given participants a firsthand knowledge on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
A participant, Alhaji Sani Affa said even though he works in the health sector, the knowledge gained from the training had enlightened him the more.
Over twenty participants attended the one day training.