The Presidential Taskforce PTF on COVID-19 has raised an alarm that some International vacationers who are COVID-19 positive, are coming into the nation with fake COVID-19 PCR negative results.
Recall that the Federal authorities introduced that one of many protocols to be obeyed because the international airspace reopens is for all inbound passengers to endure a COVID0-19 check 72 hours earlier than arriving Nigeria and that the outcome should be negative.
However, the National Co-Ordinator of the PTF, Dr Sani Aliyu, today mentioned fraudulent actions have been seen in among the check outcomes introduced on arrival.
According to Sani, some travellers arrived within the nation with negative COVID-19 check outcomes however had been later found to be COVID-19 positive. He said this when he and different members of the taskforce appeared before the Joint Senate Committee on Health and Aviation on the testing procedures following the reopening of the International airspace.
When we began the evacuation flights, the association then was that people coming into the nation might want to have a negative COVID-19 PCR outcome, with the check validity put on the time in seven days.
There had been indications from some particular international locations the place we had as much as 40% of the passengers within the single flight coming in with a negative COVID-19 PCR outcome and subsequently being examined and found positive” he mentioned
Sani mentioned the check outcomes introduced by inbound travellers can not be trusted. He mentioned 13 international locations have been recognized to have vacationers with faux COVID-19 check outcomes and the Federal authorities has written to the embassies to appropriate this anomaly.