Tuesday, 05 July, 2022

Coronavirus tests cause tailbacks at Kenya-Uganda border

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Media captionLarge-goods autos queue in Busia as far as the eye can see on Sunday

Lorry drivers are complaining of extensive tailbacks at the Kenyan-Ugandan border as Kenya starts necessary coronavirus screening for them.

On Sunday, the queue on the Kenyan aspect was up to 30km (19 miles) lengthy, in accordance to neighborhood station Citizen Tv set.

The East African neighbours are each individual other’s largest buying and selling companions.

The border towns of Malaba and Busia, where by the congestion has been centred, are vital routes for the transport of goods.

Kenya’s government announced that all lengthy-length lorry drivers will be tested right before crossing the border after Uganda verified that 8 Kenyan drivers experienced analyzed favourable for the virus.

Kenya’s NTV channel shared a online video of the tailback at the border on Sunday:

As perfectly as necessary tests, they also proposed relay driving, in which drivers hand over automobiles to their Ugandan counterparts at the border.

Very last week, Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni said the authorities in each nations around the world have been discussing approaches to lower cross-border coronavirus circumstances.

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