Covid-19 Test: Nigerian Government Bans Another 100 Defaulting Travellers

The federal government has published the passport details of another 100 travellers who had failed to undergo the mandatory Covid-19 test after their return into Nigeria.

The passport specifications were posted on the official Twitter page of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Covid-19 on Tuesday morning and is the second time passport details of travellers violating compulsory Covid-19 protocols will be published.

The PTF says the affected passengers will be restricted from travelling out of the country for the next six months.

“Presidential Task Force (PTF) sanctions 100 Passports in Second Batch of those who failed to comply with the mandatory Day 7 post-arrival Covid-19 Test.”

“PENALTY: 6-month travel restriction from Feb 5 to July 30, 2021.”

In January, the PTF released details of 100 travellers who violated the protocols put in place to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

The Chairman of the PTF, Boss Mustapha, at its briefing said the passports will be suspended to serve as a deterrent to others.

Passengers arriving into the country are required to proceed on self-isolation and carry out a COVID-19 test seven days after arrival.

As of Monday night, records of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control showed Nigeria has recorded over 140,000 cases of the infection and 1,673 deaths.

By Abel Ejikeme

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