Nigerian Government to publish passport details of travellers who evaded COVID test

The presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19 says it will soon publish the passport numbers of 100 travellers who refused to undergo the mandatory COVID-19 test after returning to the country.

Travellers are mandated to run the test seven days after their arrival.

At its briefing on Thursday, Sani Aliyu, national coordinator of the PTF, said the holders of the passports will be suspended from travelling for a minimum of six months for flouting obligation to test.

He added that visas of the foreigners who evade the mandatory test would be revoked.

Aliyu said the 100 affected persons have been contacted and they have confirmed that they failed to do the post-arrival test.

He said only their passport numbers will be published,  and not names, adding that punitive measures would be taken against others in the category of those who evaded COVID-19 test.

The coordinator said persons caught presenting fake negative COVID test results for travel would be punished.



– The Cable

About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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