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Ukraininan border guards found over 170,000 forged Covid-certificates since August

Source : 112 Ukraine

Since August, border guards have checked 940 thousand Covid-certificates
16:30, 17 November 2021

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In Ukraine, since the end of August, border guards have found over 170,000 invalid Covid-certificates, head of the Department of Border Control Yuri Lysiuk stated during a briefing.

"We have been working on document validation since August 21 and are using Save Border software. We have more than 400 devices, tablets, where the appropriate software is installed. Since the beginning of the event, we have checked 940 thousand certificates, of them 170 thousand were invalid," Lysiuk said.

He also noted that during the past day 10 thousand QR codes were scanned. The lion's share of these certificates - almost 4.5 thousand - was checked at checkpoints on the western border, and almost 5 thousand were checked at the capital's airports.

As it was reported, the use of the forged certificate, according to p. 4 of Art. 358 ("Conscious use of forged documents") of the Criminal Code of Ukraine provides for a fine of up to 50 non-taxable minimums (up to $32), arrest for up to six months, or restriction of liberty for up to two years.

According to the latest poll by the Ukrainian Institute of the Future, 10% of Ukrainians surveyed have forged Covid-19 vaccination certificates.

Related: Ukraine ranks third in world in terms of Covid-19 daily mortality

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