Mozambique opens investigation on fake Covid-19 certificates

MOZAMBIQUE Health authorities have said an investigation will be initiated, following reports of ongoing trade-in documents certifying a negative result for Covid-19.

The Maputo Provincial Health Director, Daniel Chemane, said on Tuesday that the authorities “will try to find out who was behind the fake Covid-19-free certificates which are being sold for $7 on the black market.”

Mozambique and neighbouring South Africa require travellers to present a Covid-19 free certificate from a test taken 72 hours before travel.

However, the tests are mostly done in private hospitals, and cost between $41 (£30) and $97, which many consider being very expensive.