Governor of Jakarta, Anies Baswedan, has urged people living in the capital city not to falsify COVID-19 vaccine certificates warning this would invite strict sanctions from the authorities.
“Yes, please don’t do that, this is a humanitarian matter. Also, it is easier to get a vaccine than to forge a vaccine certificate,” Baswedan remarked while reviewing the administration of the third dose of vaccinations at Fatmawati Hospital here on Saturday.
According to him, COVID-19 vaccinations are currently very easy to obtain. Meanwhile, those who found forging vaccine certificates would have to pay for parties who fabricate it, he said.
“Coming to a vaccination place anywhere is free and simple,” he highlighted.
He also urged the public not to obtain vaccine certificates illegally because the government has provided vaccination services that are open at all times at affordable costs.
“Getting the forged vaccine certificates is a hassle, but getting the vaccine alone is convenient. Why would you obtain the fake ones (vaccine certificate)?” Baswedan asked. Earlier, the Metro Jaya police arrested two alleged counterfeiters selling fake COVID-19 vaccination certificates online linked to the pedulilindungi.id application. They have been identified as HH (30) and FH (23).
“The modus operandi is that the alleged perpetrator has access to population data. The perpetrator also has access to P-Care and cooperates with his partner to sell it to the public,” Metro Jaya Police chief inspector general Fadil Imran explained at Metro Jaya Regional Police here.
Imran revealed that the case came to light after officers found a Facebook account under the name of Tri Putra Heru that offered the services of fabricating vaccination certificates without getting inoculated but integrated with the pedulilindungi.id application.
“During communication with the account, it was discovered it traded vaccine certificates without inoculation and can be connected to pedulilindungi.id with the price of one vaccine certificate costing Rp320 thousand,” he informed.
Source: Antara News