Bits and BobsIn Indonesia, one man assumes his wife's identity and Covid test result just to fly.

'Fake it till you make it' to the plane

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"DW" as he's currently identified went into the plane bathroom in a niqab, but emerged in men's clothes, which led to the exposé.
"DW" as he's currently identified went into the plane bathroom in a niqab, but emerged in men's clothes, which led to the exposé. Photo Credit: Citilink

An Indonesian man disguised himself as his wife by donning a niqab which covered him from head to toe board a domestic flight.

The man, only known as "DW", had boarded a Citilink plane from capital Jakarta to Ternate, the largest city in the Indonesian province of North Maluku.

DW had reportedly tested positive for Covid-19, and had swopped identities with his wife, who had been given the all clear. He used her ID and negative PCR test results to board — in an increasingly worrying pattern of fraudulent Covid documents.

According to a flight attendant, the man had gone into the plane's bathroom as a lady, but emerged wearing men's clothes. Airport authorities nabbed the man upon disembarking at Ternate.

An on-site PCR test revealed a positive Covid result, according to officials.

DW was swiftly evacuated in personal protective equipment, and then self isolated in Ternate, where he awaits prosecution.

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