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Commissioner For Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi Raises Alarm Over Fake COVID-19 Result Certificates On Sale In The State

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has raised the alarm that international travellers in the state are gaining access to fake COVID-19 certificate which is being sold by some individuals in the state.

The commissioner said this at a press conference while giving an update on the second wave of the virus in Lagos.  He said it has come to the attention of the government that a number of people who came into the country were patronizing individuals who sell fake COVID-19 results certificates, PUNCH gathers.

He said the state government is currently setting up machinery in place to apprehend those doing such unscrupulous businesses. In his words:

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“Positivity for inbound travellers is on the rise (8% this week, 4% cumulative) as Nigerians in Diaspora return to spend Christmas in Lagos. It has come to our attention that a number of people are patronizing 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 either to the full extent of the law.”

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Abayomi attributed the second wave of COVID-19 in the state to the reopening of schools, General Laxity and non-adherence to guidelines, the opening of the economy, large religious congregations and social gathering and entertainment.

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