PTF raises alarm, says some international travelers presenting fake COVID-19 results
The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has raised the alarm that international travelers from some specific countries, who are COVID-19 positive, have been making their way into the country by presenting fake PCR results.
The National Coordinator of the task force, Dr Sani Aliyu, disclosed this on Tuesday, in response to the joint Senate committees on Health and Aviation on the testing procedures, following the reopening of the international airspace.
According to him, in one instance, up to 40 per cent of passengers in a single flight tested positive for COVID-19 despite having tested negative before boarding from their respective countries.
Consequently, Aliya said an adjustment has been made to the validity period of PCR tests to be presented before boarding from seven to four days.