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An Indonesian man with the coronavirus boarded a domestic flight disguised as his wife, wearing a niqab covering his face and carrying fake IDs and a negative PCR test result.
But the cover didn’t last long.
Police say a flight attendant aboard the Citilink plane traveling from Jakarta to Ternate in North Maluku province on July 18 noticed that the man changed clothes in the lavatory.
“He bought the plane ticket with his wife’s name and brought the identity card, the PCR test result and the vaccination card with his wife’s name. All documents are under his wife’s name,” Ternate police Chief Aditya Laksimada said after the man was arrested upon landing. He was identified by only his initials.
Police took him for a COVID-19 test, which came back positive.
The man is currently self-isolating at home and police said the investigation will continue.
Indonesia is in the grip of the worst coronavirus surge in Asia. On July 22, there were 1,383 deaths, around three times the peak in January. (AP)
This article was provided by The Japan Times Alpha.