TERNATE, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian man with the coronavirus has boarded a home flight disguised as his spouse, sporting a niqab masking his face and carrying pretend IDs and a adverse PCR take a look at outcome.
However the cowl did not final lengthy.
Police say a flight attendant aboard a Citilink aircraft touring from Jakarta to Ternate in North Maluku province on Sunday observed the person change the garments within the bathroom.
“He purchased the aircraft ticket along with his spouse’s title and introduced the id card, the PCR take a look at outcome and the vaccination card along with his spouse’s title. All paperwork are underneath his spouse’s title,” Ternate police chief Aditya Laksimada mentioned after arresting the person upon touchdown. He was solely recognized by his initials.
Police took him for a COVID-19 take a look at, which got here again constructive.
The person is at the moment self-isolating at residence and police mentioned the investigation will proceed.
Indonesia is within the grip of the more severe coronavirus surge in Asia with 33,772 new confirmed instances and 1,383 deaths within the final 24 hours. The entire variety of reported instances is 2.9 million with 77,583 fatalities.
Restrictions on nonessential journey, together with a compulsory adverse coronavirus take a look at, and public gatherings have been toughened over the Eid al-Adha vacation this week.