Nigeria closes fake Covid-19 test centre in Abuja

Nigeria’s Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says it has closed an unnamed test centre in the capital, Abuja, that was issuing fake Covid-19 certificates to travellers.

Chikwe Ihekweazu, the director general of the NCDC, said they had found evidence that the lab was collecting samples and money from unsuspecting travellers, but failing to test them.

Instead, they issued certificates claiming they had tested negative for the virus, enabling them to travel.

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