Fifteen thousand truck drivers in Dover have now been examined for corona

The British authorities have now examined greater than 15,000 truck drivers ready within the port of Dover for the corona virus. The take a look at was constructive in 36 of them, transport minister Grant Shapps stories Saturday.

“There are actually 15,526 coronavirus assessments on drivers, yielding 36 constructive outcomes which are being verified,” stated the minister. The truckers are solely allowed to cross to France after a adverse take a look at consequence. About 1,100 British troopers have been deployed to take the fast assessments as shortly as potential.

The UK’s border with mainland Europe was closed on Sunday because of the virus mutation within the nation. This created lengthy traces of 1000’s of vehicles in Kent, after which the county closed the highways to Dover. Drivers have been quickly sheltered on the former Manston Airport.

Shapps stated all carriers have now left the airport at 9:00 a.m. on Boxing Day and might head again to Dover to make the crossing to France. “Manston is now empty and vehicles now not need to go there,” the minister wrote in a tweet.

Shapps stated on Friday it might take just a few extra days for the issues for the ready drivers to be resolved. Within the meantime, troopers manage the distribution of water and meals to the ready drivers.

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