• July 29, 2021

Alert! Some International Travelers Cloning COVID-19 Results – PTF

By Lucky Uwakina (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – International travellers from some particular countries, who are COVID-19 positive, have been entering Nigeria by presenting cloned PCR results, according to the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.

This was disclosed by the National Coordinator of the PTF, Dr Sani Aliyu, on Tuesday, while reacting to the joint Senate committees on Health and Aviation on the testing procedures, following the reopening of the international airspace.

Aliyu revealed that in one instance, up to 40 per cent of passengers in a single flight tested positive for COVID-19 despite having tested negative before boarding from their respective countries, which has necessitated an adjustment to the validity period of PCR tests to be presented before boarding from seven to four days.

The Senate, on its part complained about the low number of laboratories in the country, promising that the request for 52 labs will be made in the 2021 budget.

Agenda Watchdog

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