By UTN Reporter
Kenya has started a targeted mass testing campaign of all truck drivers against the Corona Virus.
The move comes in the wake of reports from Uganda that the East African Country is exporting much of the virus through the drivers to Uganda and Rwanda.
Uganda and Rwanda had jointly logged in complaints against the Drivers from the two countries, following escalating number of patients in the last one week, all truck drivers from Kenya and Tanzania.
Authorities in Uganda has already instituted new measures, including relay driving where drivers are kept at the boarder, pending test results while partners drivers from within the host country drive away the trucks.
Meanwhile the Kenyan truck drivers’ association protested to the measures as pausing a great operational risk, compromise transparency and safety as well increase theft of fuel.
Kenya has reported a total of 355 Covid -19 patients, with at least 12 new cases reported on Sunday.
Health Chief Administrative Secretary Rashid Aman says the decision to carry out a mass testing on cargo truck drivers was reached after a huge number of the drivers tested positive of Covid-19.