The Presidential Task Force has released another list of 100 air passengers that defaulted the Covid-19 protocols in Nigeria.
At the national joint Media briefing by the Presidential Task Force, the National Incident Manager, Dr Mukhtar Mohammed announced that it had received a report of some passengers who having violated the entry protocol, were reported to have jumped quarantine.
According to him, the PTF is taking the necessary steps to ensure timely prosecution of these passengers.
” For the benefit of the public, let me reiterate the protocol for passengers arriving without PCR or those who obtained a fake PCR results. These passengers will be tested on arrival immediately taken to a mandatory 7-day quarantine at designated hotels; at the expiry of which will have a second Covid-19 test using PCR.
” The Passengers will be responsible for all their hotel and laboratory bills as well as be liable to prosecution at the Covid-19 tribunal. Jumping Quarantine is a grave offence which is punishable by imprisonment and PTF will not shirk from prosecuting any violators,” Dr Mukhtar said.
He warned that Nigerians must try to comply with the provisions of the country’s entry protocol, because it is in the best interest of the nation.
” Remember that if you obtain a fake PCR result make your way through the airport, you will be at a very high risk of taking Covid-19 infection to home to infect your loved ones and the people in your community,” he added.
Source: Voice of Nigeria