COVID-19: FG Bans 2,000 From Travelling For Evading Test

Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja

No fewer than 2,000 Nigerians and foreigners have been banned from travelling in and out of the country by the Federal Government.

VANTAGE NEWS reports that this was disclosed by the National Incident Manager of the Presidential Steering Committee, Mukhtar Muhammad, at a briefing in Abuja on Tuesday.

According to a statement from the PSC on COVID-19 the affected persons were banned for one year for evading the coronavirus Polymerase Chain Reaction test at the country’s international airports.

Muhammad stated that the names of the affected persons over had been shared across major federal medical facilities in the country where medical experts were assigned to give care to Nigerians and foreigners that had travelled into the country during the COVID-19 third wave.

He added that  the government had warned passengers arriving into the country from high-risk countries to quarantine in a government-provided facility, adding that the passports of those who failed to comply with the protocol had been suspended for one year.

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