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COVID-19: Buhari govt threatens travelers

The Presidential Activity Pressure (PTF) on COVID-19 has threatened to sanction vacationers who refused to current themselves for a compulsory in-country Polymerase Chain Response (PCR) check.

The Chairman of the PTF and Secretary to the Authorities of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, made the disclosure in a media briefing on Tuesday in Abuja, NAN studies.

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Mustapha mentioned that the necessity had arisen to activate the sanctions which included the suspension of passports of such defaulting people for a interval of six months minimal or outright visa cancellation.

Recall that the PTF had earlier urged people touring to Nigeria from any nation to take a COVID-19 PCR check and have a unfavorable end result earlier than touring.

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He additionally urged them to remain in self-isolation for seven days on arrival in Nigeria and take one other COVID-19 PCR check on day seven.

Mustapha raised alarm over the failure of some Nigerians who arrived from overseas to current themselves for the in-country PCR check which they signed as much as and paid earlier than arrival.

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“It has, subsequently, resolved to revoke passports of travellers that fail to conduct the necessary COVID-19 PCR check,” he mentioned.

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