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PTF PLACED TRAVEL RESTRICTION ON DEFAULTING PASSENGERS

The Presidential Task Force Has Placed Travel Restrictions On Inbound Travellers For Refusing To Show Up At The Testing Centres And Getting Their Covid 19 Status Confirmed.

In A Tweet On Saturday 2nd Of January 2020, The Taskforce Said It Had Placed Travel Restrictions On The Affected Passengers For Failing To Comply With Covid-19 Travel Guidelines Which Mandates Travellers To Run The Test Seven Days After Their Arrival Into The Country.
National Coordinator Of The Presidential Task Force, Sani Aliyu, Had Earlier Desclared That The Affected Passport Holders Will Be Suspended From Travelling For A Minimum Of Six Months, He Also Affirmed That Visas Of Foreigners Who Evade The Mandatory Test Would Also Be Revoked.
Sani Aliyu Further Disclosed That The 100 Affected Persons Have Been Contacted And Confirmed To Have Failed To Undergo The Post-arrival Safety Protocol.
Meanwhile The Lagos State Government Is Also Exploring Stiffer Measures To Containing The Spread Of The Virus. The State Government Has Threatened To Deactivate The Passports Of Travellers Refusing To Comply With Covid-19 Testing Protocols.

The Lagos Commissioner For Health, Akin Abayomi, Reportedly Insist That This Measure Has Become Neccessary Given The Severity Of The Second Wave Of Covid-19. The Commissioner Says The Spike May Not Be Unconnected With Positive Cases Of Inbound Travellers “as Nigerians In Diaspora Return To Spend Christmas In Lagos”.
He Said Many Travellers Paid For Covid-19 Tests But Refused To Show Up At The Testing Centres.

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