At least 54 persons have been arrested by authorities in Gabon for being in possession of fake polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test results and fake COVID-19 vaccination cards and attestations.
They were arrested between Dec. 14 and 20.
According to the Gabonese National Committee for the Fight Against the Coronavirus (COPIL), 11 persons were arrested at the Leon Mba international airport in Libreville, 18 persons in the Mole seaport and 21 persons at the Owendo railway station with fake PCR negative test results.
Two persons were also found in possession of fake vaccination cards and two persons with fake attestations of vaccination.
Within the same period under review, Gabon registered 10,411 travellers with 8,011 coming in or exiting through the Leone Mba international airport of Libreville which is the main port of entry into the country.
Of this number of travellers, only two persons tested positive for COVID-19 at all the ports of entry as against five positive cases registered a week earlier.
The COVID-19 situation as of Friday, Dec. 24, in Gabon stands at 38,039 positive cases and 286 deaths, while the total situation in the world stands at 278 million positive cases and 5.39 million deaths.
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