Published: 2021-07-22 19:34
Last Updated: 2021-10-25 13:09
Sunday, a man infected with COVID-19 from Indonesia boarded a domestic flight disguised as his wife.
He wore a niqab to cover his face, carried false identification, and a negative PCR test.
However, the cover did not last long, as a flight attendant on the Citilink plane traveling from Jakarta to Ternate noticed him changing his clothes in the toilet.
“He bought the plane ticket with his wife’s name and brought the identity card, the PCR test result and the vaccination card with his wife’s name. All documents are under his wife’s name,” said the Ternate police chief Aditya Laksimada, following the man’s arrest upon landing.
The authorities conducted another PCR test, which came back positive.
The accused is currently self-isolating at home and police said the investigation will continue.
Non essential travel in the country holds restrictions including a negative PCR test.
In Indonesia, the total number of reported COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic is 2.9 million and 77,583 deaths.