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FAKE COVID-19 TEST RESULTS

REPORT SUMMARY

On the 8th of December 2020, The Cable released a report on how prospective travelers could get fake COVID-19 test results from some government officials at N25,000. On the 20th of December, 2020, the Lagos state government admitted to the above claim during a press conference and described it as a dangerous trend.

PRIMORG took up the report for amplification and recorded a number of outcomes.

ACTIVITIES

  • Amplification of corruption report on Public Conscience on the 20th of January, 2021.

OUTCOME

  • On the 6th of February 2021, NewsGuru reported that the FCTA sealed the BMT Tourist Clinic and Diagnostic Centre, which was suspected of issuing fake COVID-19 certificates to travelers.
  • On the 4th of March 2021, the Police nabbed 5 persons who were accused of forging COVID-19 certificates at Lagos airport.
  • On the 15th of March 2021, the Director-General of NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu “reaffirmed the government’s determination to curb the issue of fake #COVID19 test results. He also reminded Nigerians to only use accredited private laboratories for travel-related #COVID19 tests”.