51 Tanzanian drivers denied entry after testing positive for COVID-19

Trucks awaiting for their turn to cross to Uganda.51 Tanzanian truck drivers have been denied entry after testing positive for COVID-19 PHOTO COURTESY

51 Tanzanian truck drivers have been denied entry into the country after testing positive for COVID-19.

This is according to the Cabinet Administrative Secretary who said the Tanzanian drivers had tested positive at the various entry points with Taita Taveta and Garissa being among the new counties with new confirmed cases.

“ We have denied entry to 53 truck drivers after they tested positive for COVID-19.51 of them are Tanzanians while 2 are Burundi nationals,” Aman said.

25 people tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday with two of the cases being in Taita Taveta while three of the cases are in Kwale County.

“The three cases in Kwale are truck drivers who were tested in Lunga Lunga while the two cases in Taita Taveta are truck drivers who tested positive in Voi” Aman added.

All border counties except Narok and Migori confirmed new COVID-19 cases on Monday with Kajiado leading at six cases.

Mombasa confirmed five new cases with four of the cases being in Likoni while one of the cases is in Nyali.

This comes just hours after the Kwale governor Salim Mvurya said that a man who had sneaked from Mombasa to Kwale had tested positive for COVID-19.

“We also had another positive case at Kombani, a person who had taken the test in Mombasa but managed to cross over. He’s currently under quarantine at our COVID Unit in Msambweni. The primary contacts have also been placed on quarantine.” Mvurya said.

The number of confirmed cases in Kenya now stands at 912.