Posted on Nov 24, 2020
THE Presidential Task Force (PTF) on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic has raised concerns over international travellers’ continuous violation of travel protocols and guidelines, including presenting fake test results.
Chairman of the PTF and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha, who expressed this yesterday during the weekly media briefing by the task force also said many travellers, who paid for post-arrival COVID-19 test have refused to take the test.
The PTF, however, said it would be enforcing sanctions on violators of COVID-19 travel protocols and guidelines, informing that about three hundred names of violators had been compiled for appropriate actions.
“The PTF has been evaluating the compliance of Nigerians with the protocols for testing by in-bound and out-bound travellers. It has been discovered that some of these travellers have indulged in presenting fake documents.
“Some that have paid for post-arrival testing have failed to show up for the tests. Statistics show the following as at 9/11/2020: Total No of bookings: 91,522. Total No of passengers exempted: 5,470 (6%).