Day: June 13, 2020

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

KAMPALA, Uganda—Normally, it normally takes Abdiyare Muhamed, a 27-12 months-previous truck driver from Kenya, about a 7 days to make the 1,000-mile vacation from the Indian Ocean port of Mombasa to the South Sudanese funds, Juba. Now, with African authorities concerned about a surge in Covid-19 situations amid truckers, the very same journey normally takes extra than a thirty day period.

Alongside East Africa’s borders, clinical personnel in hazmat fits just take throat swabs from truck drivers in makeshift clinics to take a look at whether they have the virus that will cause the illness, building…

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