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KIU International Desk: Truck Drivers Complain of Delays at the Namanga Border due to COVID-19 Screening

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KIU, Main Campus - Truck drivers plying the Kenya-Tanzania route are complaining of massive delays at the Namanga One-Stop Border Point due to COVID-19 screening and certification.

Kenya, as of 15th May 2020, has reported 758 cases and 42 Coronavirus deaths while Tanzania has reported 509 cases and 21 deaths, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

“There are things that we can continue to do better, and as a result of that, the Ministry is going to provide a mobile laboratory to be stationed at Namanga Border to ensure seamless screening of truck drivers across the border, but also for the local population. This, therefore, will reduce the turn-around time for this exercise,” said Dr Patrick Amoth, Director General of Kenya’s Ministry of Health.

14 cases have so far been tested positive at the crossing, which health officials say has strengthened their resolve to keep up the screening.


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