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

KAMPALA, Uganda—Normally, it will take Abdiyare Muhamed, a 27-12 months-outdated truck driver from Kenya, about a 7 days to make the 1,000-mile journey from the Indian Ocean port of Mombasa to the South Sudanese money, Juba. Now, with African authorities anxious about a surge in Covid-19 circumstances among truckers, the exact journey will take far more than a thirty day period.

Together East Africa’s borders, health care personnel in hazmat satisfies take throat swabs from truck drivers in makeshift clinics to test whether or not they have the virus that results in the ailment, creating…