Authorities in Nigeria have released the passport numbers of 100 travellers who failed to undergo the compulsory Covid-19 test after returning into the country.
The Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 says the defaulting passengers have also been notified and will be prevented from travelling out of the country until June 30, 2021.
The PTF on Saturday in a tweet said it “has placed travel restrictions on the first 100 passengers for non-compliance to the mandatory Day 7 post-arrival COVID-19 test.”
The travel restrictions according to the PTF commenced from January 1, 2021, and would last till June 30, 2021.
Available data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, shows the West African country has recorded over 85,000 Covid infections including more than 1,200 associated fatalities.
By Abel Ejikeme