At Africa’s Borders, Vast Jams as Truckers Are Tested for Covid-19

Joseph B. Hash

KAMPALA, Uganda—Normally, it will take Abdiyare Muhamed, a 27-12 months-old truck driver from Kenya, about a week to make the one,000-mile trip from the Indian Ocean port of Mombasa to the South Sudanese cash, Juba. Now, with African authorities involved about a surge in Covid-19 circumstances amongst truckers, the identical […]

KAMPALA, Uganda—Normally, it will take Abdiyare Muhamed, a 27-12 months-old truck driver from Kenya, about a week to make the one,000-mile trip from the Indian Ocean port of Mombasa to the South Sudanese cash, Juba. Now, with African authorities involved about a surge in Covid-19 circumstances amongst truckers, the identical journey will take more than a thirty day period.

Alongside East Africa’s borders, health care staff in hazmat suits just take throat swabs from truck drivers in makeshift clinics to exam irrespective of whether they have the virus that triggers the ailment, creating…

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