The government of Lagos state through the ministry of health has announced the commencement of prosecution of inbound international passengers who fail to appear for the mandatory Day 2 and Day 7 PCR tests in accordance to the guidelines set by presidential steering committee on covid-19.
This was disclosed by the state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, noting that the prosecution of defaulting inbound passengers became necessary to mitigate effects of the evolving fourth wave of COVID-19 infection in the state.
He said, “Lagos State Government is concerned with the dramatic rise in cases seen in the evolving fourth wave. Identifying that our previous waves are associated with non-compliance of inbound passengers with the testing guidelines, we have commenced prosecution of inbound international passengers who fail to submit themselves for Day Two and Day Seven PCR tests as mandated by the Federal COVID-19 protocols and guidelines.
“In addition, unvaccinated inbound passengers and anyone testing positive for COVID-19 are mandated to self-isolate at home for seven days. We will be sanctioning anyone found to be disregarding these guidelines, which are designed to minimize the community transmission of COVID and its variants.”
He added that the state government had begun contacting the defaulting passengers and patients for arraignment before a mobile court for special offences.