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14 May 2020

Nancy Agutu, The Star (Kenya)

Kenya: 25 truck drivers from neighbouring countries denied entry at the border after testing positive for Covid-19

"25 truck drivers denied entry to Kenya after testing positive"

Twenty-five truck drivers from Tanzania who tested positive for Covid-19 at the Namanga border point have been denied entry into Kenya, the Health Ministry has said.CAS Rashid Aman said 23 of them are Tanzanians, one Rwandan and one Ugandan.This was out of the 1,516 samples tested. Speaking during his daily brief on the coronavirus on Wednesday, Aman said they are trying to protect Kenyans and that is why they were denied entry."Tanzania is a member of EAC, we work together and our role is protecting our people. We will continue to protect Kenyans," he said. "We will continue testing people getting into the country. They are also planning to have testing on their border points. We will also trace the truck drivers from their point of origin."...Tanzania currently has 509 confirmed coronavirus cases with 21 deaths.