COVID-19 : PSC blacklists 500 violators

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The Presidential Task force on COVID-19 has added 500 travellers who violated its travel protocol and those who evaded quarantine to its black list.

Similarly, travellers who failed to report for their Day-7 test will have restriction placed on their international passports for 6 months while those who evaded quarantine will similarly have restrictions on their international passports for one year.

TheseĀ  decisions were announced today by the Chairman of the Presidential Task force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha at a national briefing where he also received over 40 million doses of vaccines donated by the United States of America.

Mustapha said the National International Travel Portal is being reviewed to better enhance a hitch free experience for travellersĀ  even as the Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu is now ready to resume operations.

He also expressed concern on the arrival of the third wave of coronavirus and the incidence of about 500 cases daily in the past week. “Our Test Positivity Ratio has increased to about 6%. This is worrisome and shows that we are not out of the woods yet”, Mustapha noted.

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“The PSC is particularly concerned about the situation in Lagos, Akwa Ibom, Oyo, Rivers, Plateau Kaduna and FTC as this variant has made way into these states and accounts for the rising cases in these states and across the nation.

“This development calls for great caution because the virus is very virulent and raging in so many other countries. We must therefore keep observing the NPIs and also ensure that we get vaccinated”, said Mustapha.