An Indonesian man managed to get onto a domestic flight whilst positive for COVID-19 by disguising himself as his wife. His plan would have been a success if he hadn’t decided to change into his regular clothes midway through the flight. A stewardess raised the alarm after she realised what happened, resulting in the man, whose name has not been revealed, being detained and tested immediately upon landing.
The man allegedly carried his wife’s passport and her negative COVID-19 test result. Wearing a full-face veil known as a niqab to get onto the flight, authorities say they will move to prosecute him as soon as his quarantine ends. Indonesia is currently facing strict travel restrictions after having become the epicentre of the virus in Asia. Registering almost 50,000 cases a day, hospitals have been overwhelmed with patients and a lack of resources.
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