LASG raises alarm over sales of fake COVID-19 result


The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, says 48 per cent of coronavirus patients in the state do not know they are carriers of the virus.

Abayomi disclosed this at a briefing in Alausa on Monday.

According to the commissioner, 16 per cent of the COVID-19 cases currently in the state were severe cases, while one per cent are in critical condition.

Abayomi also raised the alarm that international travellers in the state are gaining access to fake COVID-19 certificate, adding that the 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.

Abayomi, therefore, urged all residents to ensure strict adherence to safety protocols to prevent the spread of the disease.

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