21 Kenyans Arrested For Fake Covid-free Certificates

Twenty-one (21) Kenya nationals were earlier this week arrested over the use of fake “Covid-free certificates” to travel from Kenya to the United Arab Emirates.

Kenya has recorded 80 102 officially confirmed cases of coronavirus and 1 427 deaths since the pandemic began.

Earlier this week, the UAE decided to stop giving visas to citizens of 13 countries, including Kenya, Somalia, Libya, Tunisia and Algeria.

The 21 travellers were attempting to fly to Dubai when they were apprehended at the main airport in Kenyan capital Nairobi on Thursday.

They are accused of using forged medical documents that certified they tested negative for coronavirus in advance of travel.

The world is still grappling with the coronavirus and fears abound that there might be a second wave of the virus.

Some states are considering reimposition of lockdowns as a measure to stop the spread of the novel virus.

Meanwhile, scientists say they are close to finding a vaccine which has fewer side effects to humans adding, however, that more tests need to be conducted to make sure people who use the vaccines are safe.

More: BBC

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