No fewer than 15 intending Christian pilgrims have examined optimistic for COVID-19 in Delta as 77 others miss their flight.
The Commissioner for Data, Charles Aniagwu, disclosed this in an announcement on Thursday in Asaba.
He added that 77 different intending Christian pilgrims from the state missed their flight as a result of delay within the launch of the take a look at outcomes by the pilgrim authority.
In keeping with Mr Aniagwu, 315 pilgrims from Delta had been to be airlifted to Jordan from the Port Harcourt Worldwide Airport to carry out their pilgrimage.
“Of the quantity, 223 finally travelled as 15 of them reportedly examined optimistic for the virus and 77 couldn’t journey as a result of late launch of their take a look at outcomes,” he acknowledged.
The commissioner, who flayed the choice of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Fee (NCPC) to centralise COVID-19 exams for intending pilgrims within the state, condemned the association for inflicting ache to the travellers.
Mr Aniagwu insisted that the centralised COVID-19 take a look at ordered by the NCPC triggered hardship to these planning to go on the pilgrimage.
He additional defined that it was disappointing for the intending pilgrims as a result of Delta had accredited centres to hold out the COVID-19 take a look at.
The commissioner, nonetheless, apologised to the affected pilgrims for the inconveniences suffered because of the botched association.
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