22 Jun 2020

Truck drivers in East Africa dubbed ‘Covid-19 super spreaders’ by politicians


Truck drivers in East Africa have been branded Covid-19 “super spreaders” by political leaders, as governments there implement strict testing regimes they say are needed to stop the spread of the disease.

The resulting web of bureaucracy has created protests at the border of Kenya and Uganda, and potentially ideal conditions for the virus to spread.

Jamal Osman has been following one such driver as he attempts to navigate a 45-mile traffic jam that the UN warns is threatening fragile food supplies in the region.