An Indonesian man with the coronavirus has boarded a home flight disguised as his spouse, sporting a niqab protecting his face and carrying faux IDs and a unfavourable PCR take a look at outcome.

But the quilt did not final lengthy.

Police say a flight attendant aboard a Citilink airplane touring from Jakarta to Ternate in North Maluku province on Sunday seen the person change the garments within the toilet.

“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 stated 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 optimistic.

The man is at present self-isolating at residence and police stated the investigation will proceed.

Indonesia is within the grip of the more serious coronavirus surge in Asia with 33,772 new confirmed circumstances and 1,383 deaths within the final 24 hours. The whole variety of reported circumstances is 2.9 million with 77,583 fatalities.

Restrictions on nonessential journey, together with a compulsory unfavourable coronavirus take a look at, and public gatherings have been toughened over the Eid al-Adha vacation subsequent week.


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