The Lagos state government has raised alarm over the sale of fake coronavirus result certificates across the state.
Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, disclosed this at a press conference to give update on second wave of the virus in Lagos.
Abayomi said government was currently putting machinery in place to apprehend those doing such unscrupulous businesses.
He said it has come to the attention of the government that a number of people who came into the country were patronising individuals who sell fake COVID-19 results certificates.
“Positivity for inbound travellers is on the rise (8% this week, 4% cumulative) as Nigerians in Diaspora return to spend Christmas in Lagos.
He stated as follows:
“It has come to our attention that a number of people are patronizing 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 either to the full extent of the law.”
Abayomi also said the reason for the second wave of COVID-19 was due to reopening of schools, General Laxity, False Sense, of Security and Non-adherence to guidelines; opening of the economy, variant, large religious congregation and social gathering and entertainment.
The commissioner also raised the alarm that there had been an increase in positive cases from inbound travellers, which rose to eight percent this week.