Counterfeit Covid-19 negative tests
The wellbeing specialist, who sold the tests for R500 each, was firmly observed for a few days, and will show up in the Booysens Magistrate Court on Monday.
He was captured yesterday during a sting activity drove by Johannesburg chairman Jolidee Matonga, in close association with the JMPD and the City's Group Forensic and Investigation Services (GFIS).
Business as usual
The presume supposedly gathered ID numbers from voyagers, who might then get a SMS from the lab inside a few days.
The SMS contained data relating to a phony negative Covid-19 test. When installment of R500 was made, the wellbeing specialist would deliver the test testament.
The City urges occupants to report extortion and defilement through the 24-hour clue hotline, on 0800-002-587, or visit the GFIS workplaces on 48 Ameshoff Street, Braamfontein.
'Compromises the entire country'
In the interim, Mayor Matonga cautioned of the perils this could hold for the general population, and urged other wellbeing laborers to forgo locks "in such degenerate exercises".
"It compromises the entire country. Envision somebody who has contracted Covid-19 and they are given an endorsement which says they are negative. That individual will contaminate many individuals and some might surrender to the infection".
He said authorities must "set a model and send a solid message to individuals who are doing this". He said defilement is not welcome in the City, and said the undertaking group will keep on working indefatigably.
"In the event that the laws of this nation must be changed to manage such, let us do that", the civic chairman added.
Specialists say the wellbeing laborer wasn't working alone. The examination proceeds and authorities accept more captures will continue at the appointed time.
Source: The Citizen
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