Nigerian government releases passport numbers of 100 nationals who evaded coronavirus test
The presidential taskforce on COVID-19 has launched the passport numbers of 100 Nigerians who refused to endure the obligatory COVID-19 take a look at after returning to the country.
In a tweet on Saturday, the taskforce stated it had positioned journey restrictions on the affected passengers for failing to adjust to COVID-19 journey pointers.
Travelers are mandated to run the take a look at seven days after their arrival.
At its December 24 fleeting on Thursday, Sani Aliyu, national coordinator of the PTF, had stated the passport holders can be suspended from travelling for no less than six months including that the visas of foreigners who avoid the obligatory test can be revoked.
On the time, Aliyu stated the 100 affected individuals have been contacted they usually have confirmed that they did not do the post-arrival take a look at.
The Lagos a state authority has additionally threatened to deactivate the passports of travelers refusing to adjust to COVID-19 testing protocols.
Akin Abayomi, the Lagos state commissioner for well being, had stated there is a rise in positive cases of inbound travelers “as Nigerians in Diaspora return to spend Christmas in Lagos”.
He stated many travelers paid for COVID-19 tests however refused to indicate up on the testing centers.
Lagos is the main focus of the pandemic in Nigeria