COVID-19 PCR Test: PTF To Publish Names Of Defaulting International Passengers

Nigeria’s Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 says it will publish names of international passengers who fail to take post-arrival PCR test.

Chairman PTF and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha disclosed this in Abuja at the National Joint Media briefing.

He said with effect from 1st January 2021 the passports of the first 100 passengers that fail to take their day-seven post-arrival PCR test will be published in the national dailies.

“The passports, as a deterrent, will also be suspended till June 2021.” He emphasised.

The Chairman further underscored oxygen availability as critical to the success of case management.

According to him, there is an on-going review of the chain for the supply of medical oxygen for medical facilities across the nation.

“While we work on immediate measures, we wish to express our appreciation to Mr Raj Gupta and Abuja Steel Mills for bridging the gap in oxygen requirements in Abuja with at least 100 cylinders of medical oxygen daily for the next three months, as part of the contributions of CACOVID.

“We are also grateful to the Nigerian Air Force for logistics support to the health sector in the last nine months.” He concluded.



Source: Voice of Nigeria