Lagos vows to sanction inbound passengers violating covid-19 safety protocols


The Lagos State Government says severe sanctions await inbound travellers and passengers who flout the COVID-19 safety protocols

The government in a press statement released by the Director of Public Affairs, Tunbosun Ogunbanwo, said the state is now more committed to fully implement all the COVID-19 protocols without fear or favour.

According to the state government, as of August 19, 58 Passengers of Interest who tested positive for the COVID-19 virus despite a negative test on arrival have been identified

“Severe sanctions await inbound travellers and passengers who flout the protocol of the Federal and State COVID-19 pandemic law.

“Residents are also encouraged to resist the urge of supporting passengers in defaulting the required protocols,” he said.

“Citizens need to realise that we are in the middle of a serious pandemic and that it is through shared responsibilities that we can overcome this pandemic”.

“This is why the travel guidelines are so important in minimising the impact on our citizens and economy”.

“Our conviction of ensuring public health security and safety outweighs any other considerations”.

He added that the COVID-19 third wave that the state and other parts of Nigeria are experiencing is a direct result of the importation of cases from other countries where the pandemic is very active.

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