The Federal Government has sanctioned another 100 passports of people that failed to undertake the post-arrival COVID-19 test.
The owners of the passport numbers, which were published on different social media platforms, have been banned from traveling out of the nation for six months (February 5 to July 30, 2021).
This was disclosed by the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture via it’s Twitter handle on Tuesday.
It tweeted, “PTFCOVID-19 sanctions 100 passports in the second batch of those who defaulted to undertake Day 7 post-arrival COVID-19 test.”
The PTF added that the owners of the passports were informed about the plans to suspend their passports, and stop them from travelling out of the country for six months from February 5 to July 30, 2021.
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— Fed Min of Info & Cu (@FMICNigeria) February 9, 2021
What you should know
- Nairametrics reported last month that the Federal Government announced the suspension of 100 passports belonging to Nigerian passengers, who refused to undergo second Covid-19 tests immediately after arriving Nigeria.
- Chairman, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, had said that with the rising number of cases in Nigeria, the FG aimed to ensure proper containment of the disease to reduce risk to health workers.He said, “With the increasing number of infections and hospitalisation, our objectives are to: ensure that infection, prevention and control (IPC) is properly instituted to minimise spread and exposure of health care workers to the virus.
- “Ensure that those who require hospitalisation are well managed; those requiring medical attention for other ailments gain access to Treatment at medical facilities; and critical care is available and deployed, especially where oxygen is needed.”