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The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has raised an alarm that international travellers in the state are gaining access to fake COVID-19 certificate.

Abayomi, at a briefing on Monday, said the state government was putting machinery in place to apprehend those doing such unscrupulous businesses.

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The commissioner also raised the alarm that there had been an increase in positive cases from inbound travellers.

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“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.

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“We are currently putting in processes to identify both buyers and sellers and we will not hesitate to prosecute them,” he said.

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