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Indonesian man with Covid-19 wears niqab to get on a flight

An Indonesian man with coronavirus boarded a flight from Jakarta to Ternate after wearing a niqab and pretending to be his wife.

The man, who has been publicly identified only by the initials “DW,” boarded a Citilink domestic flight from Jakarta to Ternate while wearing a niqab that covered him from head to toe, reported Daily Mail.

His wife had tested negative for COVID-19 so he tried to use her ID and negative PCR results to travel.

A flight attendant reportedly told authorities that she saw “DW” go into an airplane bathroom, then come out wearing men’s clothes instead of the niqab — a full-face veil with an opening for the eyes. 

She notified airport authorities in Ternate, who detained the passenger upon disembarking from the plane.

Citilink is a low-cost carrier airline operated by Garuda Indonesia, the country’s flag carrier. 

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