Omicron: Lagos vows to prosecute COVID-19 guidelines violators
The Lagos State Government has vowed to prosecute anyone who violates the Presidential Steering Committee’s COVID-19 guidelines and travel protocols.
The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, stated this on Tuesday, adding that his administration will prosecute anyone found to be in violation of guidelines through the courts.
According to a statement signed by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, the government has partnered with the PSC to punish anyone who refuses to take the mandatory test.
According to the statement titled, ‘Omicron: We’ll prosecute anyone flouting COVID-19 guidelines, travel protocols – Sanwo-Olu,’ the punishment included blacklisting the passport of the offenders for a one-year period.
Sanwo-Olu said, “All foreigners that flout the rules would be subjected to possible deportation. Therefore, I implore all intending inbound passengers to perform their required tests at any of the private laboratories within the Lagos State Private Laboratory Consortium as and when due.”
The current guidelines on travel protocols released by the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, which must be followed by all passengers arriving in Nigeria are; a COVID-19 PCR test to be done within 48hrs before departure; Post arrival Day 2 COVID-19 PCR test; All partially and unvaccinated individuals to self-isolate for seven days following arrival into the country and a Day 7 release PCR test; All outbound passengers to demonstrate evidence of full vaccination against COVID-19; and Negative PCR test result within 48hrs from the time to boarding a flight out of Nigeria.
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