The Lagos State government on Monday revealed that it has discovered some unscrupulous elements are selling fake COVID-19 certificates to international travellers.
The state Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi made this known when he raised the alarm during a press briefing in Lagos.
He, however, added that the government has activated steps to curb the activities of these persons and curb further spread of COVID-19 even during this period when there is an increase in the number of travellers both locally and internationally as a result of the holidays and festivities.
In his words, “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.”
Earlier, Naija News also reported that 48 percent of COVID-19 patients in Lagos State are asymptomatic and do not know they carry the virus according to the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi.
According to Abayomi, 16 percent of the COVID-19 cases currently in the state were severe cases, while one percent are in critical condition.