The Presidential Taskforce PTF on COVID-19 has raised an alert that some International voyagers who are COVID-19 positive, are coming into the nation with counterfeit COVID-19 PCR negative outcomes.
Review that the Federal government reported that one of the conventions to be obeyed as the global airspace resumes is for all inbound travelers to go through a COVID0-19 test 72 hours before showing up Nigeria and that the outcome must be negative.
Nonetheless, the National Co-Ordinator of the PTF, Dr Sani Aliyu, today said false exercises have been seen in the absolute test outcomes introduced on appearance. As indicated by Sani, a few voyagers showed up in the nation with negative COVID-19 test outcomes however were later found to be COVID-19 positive. He expressed this when he and different individuals from the taskforce showed up before the Joint Senate Committee on Health and Aviation on the testing strategies following the returning of the International airspace.
At the point when we began the departure flights, the game plan at that point was that individuals coming into the nation should have a negative COVID-19 PCR result, with the test legitimacy put at the time in seven days.
There were signs from some particular nations where we had up to 40% of the travelers in the single flight coming in with a negative COVID-19 PCR result and hence being tried and found positive”he said
Sani said the test outcomes introduced by inbound voyagers can never again be trusted. He said 13 nations have been distinguished to have voyagers with counterfeit COVID-19 test outcomes and the Federal government has kept in touch with the consulates to address this peculiarity.