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FG Suspends 100 Passports Of Passengers Who Refused Post-Arrival COVID-19 Test by Odewaleadesoye(m): 4:24am On Dec 30, 2020
The Federal Government has suspended the passports of 100 in-bound airline passengers who failed to take the second test of COVID-19 after arriving in the country.

Mr. Boss Mustapha, Chairman, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, disclosed this at the Presidential Taskforce National Briefing on Tuesday, in Abuja.

Mustapha, also, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, said that the names of the passengers would be published on Jan. 1, 2021, while the suspension of the passports would last for six months.

“With effect from January 1, 2021, passports of the first 100 passengers, who failed to take their day-seven post-arrival polymerase chain reaction test, would be published in the national dailies,” he said.


The SGF lamented the difficulties experienced in the national response, noting, “Our National Response is passing through a challenging phase due to the seriousness of the second wave of infections in Nigeria.

“Week 52 has so far given us the highest number of infections in a single week to date. Our analysis shows that 16 out of every 100 tests carried out are positive.

”We are also seeing increasing transmission among younger people and this is not considered good and safe. We must, therefore, exercise utmost restraint by taking responsibility,” he said.

Mustapha said that the PTF had discussed two critical issues, Oxygen supply and Case Management, and during the conversation with health authorities, CMDs of Federal Tertiary Institutions in Abuja, National Hospital; Jabi & Gwagwalada, the PTF directed that the level of Infections, Prevention and Control, as well as case management, should be prioritised immediately.

“With the increasing number of infections and hospitalisation, our objectives are to: ensure that infection, prevention and control is properly instituted to minimise spread and exposure of health care workers to the virus;

“Ensure that those who require hospitalisation are well managed; those requiring medical attention for other ailments gain access to Treatment at medical facilities; and critical care is available and deployed, especially where oxygen is needed.

“The situation in Abuja and its environs has been of concern to the PTF,” he said.

Mustapha called on state governments and private organisations to start conducting rapid tests as the second wave of the COVID-19 was spreading fast.

The PTF chairman added: “You will recall that we recently issued some protocols to states to which a number of states have been actively implementing. We thank these States and urge others to follow suit.

“Closely related to these protocols, is the fact that the strategy of testing to detect and treat remains central to the role states are expected to play.

“Data shows that despite the resources already made available to sub-national entities, testing is very low across States in varying degrees.

“This is not helping our National Response. Indeed, some states have not reported any infections in several weeks, and laboratories recently established in the States are not working optimally.

“You will recall that we moved from two laboratories to about ninety (Public & Private) located in all states of the Federation. Their inability to function optimally has resulted in unacceptable levels of delay in receiving results and pressure on the National Reference Labs.

“We wish to urge all States to reopen all laboratories and ensure that testing is expanded and turnaround time for results is substantially reduced. In the same vein, states should please keep their Isolation/Treatment Centres open because of the rising cases of infection nationwide.”

He further said that the PTF “has worked out additional quarantine protocols to be observed by travellers arriving from the UK and South Africa. This is in keeping with our determination to minimise any possibility of importation of the virus.

“The new policy started from Monday, Dec.28, 2020, with key changes that include requirement from passengers for two additional documents: permit to travel/QR code obtained from the travel portal, after payment for the day seven post-arrival test; and COVID-19 PCR negative test with a validity now shortened to 96 hours or four days.

“The PTF shall remain vigilant on this matter and our relevant agencies are also working on the sequencing to determine the (COVID-19) strain found”, he said.

https://healthwise.punchng.com/fg-suspends-100-passports-of-passengers-who-refused-post-arrival-covid-19-test/

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Re: FG Suspends 100 Passports Of Passengers Who Refused Post-Arrival COVID-19 Test by Odewaleadesoye(m): 4:57am On Dec 30, 2020
Only God knows our tomorrow. Man may only pressume.

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Re: FG Suspends 100 Passports Of Passengers Who Refused Post-Arrival COVID-19 Test by malcom1X: 4:58am On Dec 30, 2020
Hahahahaha


Hahahahaha


Hahahahaha

Hahahahaha


Everyone in Nigeria knows what you all are trying to do.

Locking down the country so you can access more IMF loans.
Loans that have never touched the poor man on the streets.

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Re: FG Suspends 100 Passports Of Passengers Who Refused Post-Arrival COVID-19 Test by Odewaleadesoye(m): 5:17am On Dec 30, 2020
malcom1X:
Hahahahaha

Hahahahaha

Hahahahaha
Hahahahaha

Everyone in Nigeria knows what you all are trying to do.
Locking down the country so you can access more IMF loans. Loans that have never touched the poor man on the streets.
smiley smiley smiley

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Re: FG Suspends 100 Passports Of Passengers Who Refused Post-Arrival COVID-19 Test by lazkizz(m): 5:47am On Dec 30, 2020
Living in n9ja is at Owner's Risk o o ooo

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Re: FG Suspends 100 Passports Of Passengers Who Refused Post-Arrival COVID-19 Test by Nukilia: 6:01am On Dec 30, 2020
Another fake news from the covid emperors

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Re: FG Suspends 100 Passports Of Passengers Who Refused Post-Arrival COVID-19 Test by Odewaleadesoye(m): 9:41am On Dec 30, 2020
Nukilia:
Another fake news from the covid emperors
They need to self isolate nah..

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Re: FG Suspends 100 Passports Of Passengers Who Refused Post-Arrival COVID-19 Test by UncleHaba22: 2:17pm On Dec 30, 2020
it's not easy to be a Nigerian

na work
Re: FG Suspends 100 Passports Of Passengers Who Refused Post-Arrival COVID-19 Test by HitlerGaddafi: 2:17pm On Dec 30, 2020
Those people are collecting compulsory #50K for covid test at the airport. It's just pathetic . This covid19 ehn government just dey use am cashout.

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Re: FG Suspends 100 Passports Of Passengers Who Refused Post-Arrival COVID-19 Test by nairavsdollars(f): 2:18pm On Dec 30, 2020
Buhari waiting for Aisha Buhari to return from Dubai before banning international flight

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Re: FG Suspends 100 Passports Of Passengers Who Refused Post-Arrival COVID-19 Test by Taiwojon(m): 2:19pm On Dec 30, 2020
Odewaleadesoye:


https://healthwise.punchng.com/fg-suspends-100-passports-of-passengers-who-refused-post-arrival-covid-19-test/
why nah!!!!!!


na by force to follow una lies on corona ni


anyway

Christ is greater than corona
Christ is greater than all things happening now

and

he is calling you now, he die for you to give you redemption believe on him and be save



Jesus save

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Re: FG Suspends 100 Passports Of Passengers Who Refused Post-Arrival COVID-19 Test by Shellsploit: 2:20pm On Dec 30, 2020
Nonsense!


What happens to stowaway?

Re: FG Suspends 100 Passports Of Passengers Who Refused Post-Arrival COVID-19 Test by Sterope(f): 2:20pm On Dec 30, 2020
Unserious people!

The hospitals don't communicate the test results to the FG. They expect you to do the test, confirm if you have done and update them.

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Re: FG Suspends 100 Passports Of Passengers Who Refused Post-Arrival COVID-19 Test by Sunnydoo: 2:20pm On Dec 30, 2020
I guess they don't want to be used as specimen for this 9JA.


Lol.
Re: FG Suspends 100 Passports Of Passengers Who Refused Post-Arrival COVID-19 Test by SleekMade57: 2:21pm On Dec 30, 2020
Okay
Re: FG Suspends 100 Passports Of Passengers Who Refused Post-Arrival COVID-19 Test by globalresource: 2:21pm On Dec 30, 2020
Judgement is coming starting from Buhari himself

I learnt near 3 trillion has been spent on Stimulus and covid 19 related cases by the Federatiin of Nigeria

And yet we don't have world class hospitals

Now another 500 billion want to be spent on Covid 19 vaccines whereas the 500 billion can build over 40 WORLD CLASS HOSPITALS IN NIGERIA AT THE RATE OF 6.5 BILLION NAIRA EACH

WHO DID WE OFFEND AS A NATION

JUDGEMENT WILL NOT DEPART FROM ANYONE SUPPORTING THIS EVIL FULANI GOVERNMENT OF NEPOTISM AND DESTRUCTION

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Re: FG Suspends 100 Passports Of Passengers Who Refused Post-Arrival COVID-19 Test by free2ryhme: 2:22pm On Dec 30, 2020

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Re: FG Suspends 100 Passports Of Passengers Who Refused Post-Arrival COVID-19 Test by paulolee(m): 2:22pm On Dec 30, 2020
my professor neighbor was among those listed 100 people that refused that test, he told us dt they was no need going for the test because he already tested abroad few days before boarding the return ticket and couldn't subject himself for another test in a week maybe because of cost..
i would allow him get this latest update himself because if I tell him about the plans to suspend his passport, it would seems asif am a hater..

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Re: FG Suspends 100 Passports Of Passengers Who Refused Post-Arrival COVID-19 Test by Enudapan: 2:23pm On Dec 30, 2020
Nah eh! No qualms
This is so sophisticated

Nice one FG
So sad that some people will still find a way in painting this particular move black since it's F.G that is involved

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Re: FG Suspends 100 Passports Of Passengers Who Refused Post-Arrival COVID-19 Test by bigdammyj: 2:23pm On Dec 30, 2020
Noted
Re: FG Suspends 100 Passports Of Passengers Who Refused Post-Arrival COVID-19 Test by ojun50(m): 2:25pm On Dec 30, 2020
Good one, make them no use there own spoil we wey do day to day earnings

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Re: FG Suspends 100 Passports Of Passengers Who Refused Post-Arrival COVID-19 Test by CleanDesign777: 2:25pm On Dec 30, 2020
It is well
Re: FG Suspends 100 Passports Of Passengers Who Refused Post-Arrival COVID-19 Test by handsomeyinka(m): 2:25pm On Dec 30, 2020
I see no reason why we cant follow simple instructions.

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