Man with coronavirus disguises as wife flight in Indonesia

TERNATE, Indonesia – An Indonesian man infected with coronavirus boarded a domestic flight disguised as his wife, wearing a face covering niqab and carrying a fake ID and negative PCR test results.

But the cover didn’t last long.

Police said a flight attendant on a Citilink plane traveling from Jakarta to Ternate in North Maluku province on Sunday noticed the man changing clothes in the restroom.

“He bought a plane ticket in his wife’s name and brought his identity card, PCR test results and vaccination card in his wife’s name. All documents were in his wife’s name,” police chief Aditya Laksimada said. know after arresting the man upon landing. . He is identified only by his initials.

The police took him to be tested for COVID-19, which came back positive.

The man is currently self-isolating at home and police said the investigation will continue.

Indonesia is on the cusp of a worse coronavirus spike in Asia with 33,772 new confirmed cases and 1,383 deaths in the past 24 hours. The total number of reported cases is 2.9 million with 77,583 deaths.

Restrictions on non-essential travel, including mandatory negative coronavirus testing and public gatherings, have been stepped up during this week’s Eid al-Adha holiday.

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