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Joburg health worker arrested for selling Covid-19 negative certificates

Joburg health worker arrested for selling Covid-19 negative certificates

A City of Joburg wellbeing specialist was captured on Saturday night for purportedly selling counterfeit Covid-19 negative test testaments to explorers for R500.

He purportedly offered the declarations to individuals who required them for heading out to different nations without leading the real test or taking blood tests.

“You should simply send him your character number. Following a little while, you will get a message from the research facility demonstrating that you tried negative for Covid-19. He will then, at that point give you the testament for which he charges R500,” said Lucky Sindane, representative for the City of Johannesburg’s measurable and examination administrations unit.

The 28-year-elderly person is relied upon to show up in the Booysens judge’s court on Monday where he will be charged for misrepresentation.

Sindane said the man was firmly observed for longer than a week and was captured during a sting activity drove by Joburg chairman Jolidee Matongo working with the city’s gathering scientific and examination administration (GFIS) and the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD).

He said primer examinations have uncovered that the 28-year-old was not working alone.

Sindane said more suspects are relied upon to be captured as the examination is progressing.

“It’s very lamentable, we don’t need such individuals in our framework. We might want to urge our staff not to take part in such degenerate exercises since it compromises the entire country. Envision somebody who has contracted Covid-19 and they are given a declaration that says they are negative. That individual will taint many individuals and some might capitulate to the infection,” Matongo said.

“We need to set a model and send a solid message to individuals who are doing this. On the off chance that the laws of this nation must be changed to manage such let us do that,” he said.