The man was arrested at Dubai International Airport for presenting two fake Covid-19 test results
28 March 2021| Last updated on 28 March 2021
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A passenger at Dubai International Airport was caught trying to leave the country with forged Covid-19 test results.
The incident took place in December 2020 when the 32-year-old man was attempting to fly out of the UAE to travel to his home country.
An airport employee checked his PCR test result and found that it no longer within its validity period, and notified the passenger. The man then left the airport for 30 minutes and returned with a fake Covid-19 test result.
“I told him that the result had expired and asked him to take a new test. He left and came back after 30 minutes with a valid COVID-19 test result. I checked it and noticed the expiry date (in the earlier document) was changed,” the employee said in the Dubai Court of First Instance' official records.
The passenger had called a friend to change the expiring date and forge a negative test result, and was arrested soon after. His friend was also arrested after he admitted to creating the fake medical document. Both have been charged with forgery and using a forged document.
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In Dubai, a shisha cafe in Oud Metha and a Naif-based salon were shut down in February for flouting Covid-19 health and safety protocols.
As of Sunday March 28, UAE health officials reported 2,128 new Coronavirus cases and 2,243 recoveries. Four died due to Covid-related complications.
The total number of cases in are now 455,197, out of which 438,706 recovered. The death toll at 1,481.