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COVID 19 Protocol: 132 People Declared Wanted for Violation

COVID 19 Protocol: 132 People Declared Wanted for Violation

COVID 19 Protocol: 132 People Declared Wanted for Violation

  • 132 new people have been declared wanted for breaking COVID 19 protocol in Nigeria

  • The culprits arrived in Nigeria through the Nnamdi Azikwe Airport in Abuja and failed to quarantine for 7 days

  • The violators have been accused of putting the lives of other Nigerians in danger and may see their passport suspended for a year

The Federal Government has declared 132 incoming travellers wanted for the violation of COVID 19 protocol.

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Chairman Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha disclosed this during a public appearance in Abuja.

The 132 persons were classed as 75 were males while 57 females and all of them bore the International passport of the country.

The presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19 had earlier this month introduced a travel advisory for incoming passengers from Brazil, India and Turkey.

Passengers who had visited any of these countries 14 days before their visit to Nigeria must quarantine for 7 days.

Precautions were put in place to reduce the risks of importing other variants of COVID-19 that could cause severe damage.

Mustapha stated that while some adhered to the instruction, the 132 violators didn’t.

He also informed the public that the culprits represent a health hazard to society and they must return to quarantine.

The PSC stated that the culprits also stand to have their passport disabled and they will be prosecuted under the 2021 Health Protection Regulations.

We reported that FG had ordered the arrest of 63 people for violation of the COVID guideline.

Read also: Lagos Govt to close Eko Bridge for 10 weeks

At the time of the last report by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Nigeria had 166,191 confirmed cases of the disease and 2,071 deaths.

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