Hundreds of residents actually failed to observe social distancing at the burial in Akure.

Wahab Adegbenro

The burial ceremony

The rule of social distancing rule which was advised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to check the spread of coronavirus was breached in Ondo State on Friday during the burial rites of the late commissioner for health, Wahab Adegbenro.

PREMIUM TIMES obtained pictures of hundreds of residents who failed to observe social distancing at the burial in Akure.

A video had earlier shown the governor of the state, Rotimi Akeredolu, sneezing in public without a face mask, days before he was tested positive for the virus.

Mr Adegbenro died of COVID- 19 complications at the state’s infectious disease hospital on Thursday.

The senior special assistant to the governor on special duties, Odebowale Oladoyin, also confirmed the death of Mr Adegbenro but was silent on COVID-19 allegations.

Mr Adegbenro died two days after he handed over a report confirming Mr Akeredolu’s positive result to the governor.

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