In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 16th, September, 2020

Worldwide Vacationers Who Are Optimistic Are Arriving Nigeria With Pretend COVID-19 Unfavorable Outcomes- PTF Raises Alarm

International Travelers Who Are Positive Are Arriving Nigeria With Fake COVID-19 Negative Results- PTF Raises Alarm

Dr Sani

Dr Sani Aliyu

The Presidential Taskforce PTF on COVID-19 has raised an alarm that some Worldwide vacationers who’re COVID-19 constructive, are coming into the nation with faux COVID-19 PCR unfavorable outcomes.

Recall that the Federal authorities introduced that one of many protocols to be obeyed because the worldwide airspace reopens is for all inbound passengers to bear a COVID0-19 take a look at 72 hours earlier than arriving Nigeria and that the end result should be unfavorable.

Nonetheless, the Nationwide Co-Ordinator of the PTF, Dr Sani Aliyu, at this time stated fraudulent actions have been seen in a few of the take a look at outcomes introduced on arrival. In keeping with Sani, some travellers arrived within the nation with unfavorable COVID-19 take a look at outcomes however had been later found to be COVID-19 constructive. He said this when he and different members of the taskforce appeared earlier than the Joint Senate Committee on Well being and Aviation on the testing procedures following the reopening of the Worldwide airspace.

“Once we began the evacuation flights, the association then was that individuals coming into the nation might want to have a unfavorable COVID-19 PCR end result, with the take a look at validity put on the time in seven days.

There have 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 unfavorable COVID-19 PCR end result and subsequently being examined and located constructive” he stated.

Sani stated the take a look at outcomes introduced by inbound travellers can now not be trusted. He stated 13 international locations have been recognized to have vacationers with faux COVID-19 take a look at outcomes and the Federal authorities has written to the embassies to right this anomaly.

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