Gov't urged to test truck drivers in every entry and leaving points to combat Corona


National and County governments have been asked to install screening centres in all the entry point of each county to test all truck drivers and fumigate their trucks to prevent corona.
Kanduyi Mp Wafula Wamunyinyi says
that it has been revealed that  truck drivers have turned out to be agents spreading corona.

Addressing the press in Bungoma town on May 19, Wamunyinyi said that will be the sure way to combat the deadly global pandemic.
“Truck drivers have been revealed to be the main agents of spreading Coronavirus and this they should thoroughly be tested and their trucks fumigated to help reduce the disease,” he said.
The law maker said that by placing screening centres in all entry point, truck drivers will be tested and be assured of their health status before processing to their destinations.

He said that majority truck drivers do interact and mingle with business people, town dwellers and call ladies while they taking a rest in towns and amarket centres.
“It is through such interactions that they might end up passing the virus to their clients because majority of them come from Mombasa’s Kenya Port Authority which has been largely affected, so we must be careful with them,” warned Wamunyinyi.
Bungoma county has reported two cases of Corona positive patients who are truck drivers.

They have been quarantined at Webuye sub county hospital isolation centre.
So far the county government has installed screening centres in Webuye Weigh Bridge, Maliki on Kimilili-Kitale highway, Watoya on Bungoma-Mumias road, Bitobo on the border with Busia County and in Lwakhakha border point.
Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda borders entry point have been keen on testing truck drivers.


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