Two arrested for selling fake COVID-19 certificates in Zimbabwe

Source: Xinhua| 2020-12-07 23:47:37|Editor: huaxia
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HARARE, Dec. 7 (Xinhua) -- Zimbabwe police have arrested two people who were allegedly found with fake COVID-19 certificates at the country's northern border of Chirundu.

A statement released on Monday from the Zimbabwe Republic Police said that Simbarashe Tsetse and Freddy Katamanga were arrested on Dec. 3 for originating fake COVID-19 certificates for travelers at Chirundu border post.

The border post is one of several gateways between Zimbabwe and Zambia.

"The suspects were arrested after a tip off from members of the public leading to the recovery of 334 blank stamped COVID-19 certificates, two tubes containing glass capillaries, two testing kits, two receipt books, three plastic capillaries, COVID-19 test record register, methylated spirit bottle and one packet of new needles in their office at Self-Med Complex," ZRP said.

The police added that the two had no medical qualifications and had just received 120 U.S. dollars from two complainants who intended to go to Zambia.

There have been reports of some people selling fake COVID-19 certificates in Zimbabwe, including at public hospitals. Enditem