COVID-19 Test Violations: FG Bars 100 Nigerians from Travelling

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SWITZERLAND, JANUARY 03 – The Federal Government of Nigeria has barred 100 Nigerians from travelling for failing to undergo the compulsory COVID-19 test after returning into the country.

The Presidential Task Force(PTF) on COVID-19, published details of their passports on its website, on Saturday.

“Based on Presidental authority, travel restrictions are placed on the following passports due to non-compliance to the mandatory Day 7 post-arrival COVID-19 test,” a communique published by the PTF read.

It said the restrictions started from January 1, 2021, and would last till June 30, 2021.

The PTF also confirmed that the affected passengers have been notified and will be prevented from out of the country during the period.

The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, who is also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, had earlier in the week said the affected travellers would be published before the end of the week.

Nigeria has recorded over 85,000 COVID infections including more than 1,200 associated fatalities, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

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