The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, on Monday raised the alarm over the purchase of fake COVID-19 results by international travellers in the state.
Abayomi who spoke at a briefing on Monday, said there had been an increase in positive cases from inbound travellers and noted that the state government was putting machinery in place to apprehend those doing such unscrupulous businesses.
“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.