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Lagos Alerts On Fake COVID-19 Certificates



By Chuks Ekpeneru

The Lagos State Government has raised the alarm over the spread of fake COVID-19 certificates.

The State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, said that international travellers in the state were gaining access to the fake COVID-19 certificates.

He warned those concerned that they would be prosecuted if caught.

The Commissioner who made the revelation at a briefing on Monday, also raised the alarm that there had been an increase in positive cases from inbound travellers.

“Positivity for inbound travellers is on the rise as Nigerians in the Diaspora return to spend Christmas in Lagos. It has come to our attention that a number of people are patronising individuals that sell fake COVID-19 results.

“We are currently putting in processes to identify both buyers and sellers and we will not hesitate to prosecute them,” he said.

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