Arusha — Training courses have commenced at East Africa's eight international airports on prevention of Covid-19 ahead of resumption of flight schedules as the region is cautiously easing travel restrictions.
The trainings implement parts of the EAC Covid-19 Response Plan.
EAC recently described airports as 'high risk areas' for the spread of highly infectious diseases such as Covid-19.
Official statistics on EAC web-site indicate Covid-19 confirmed cases in the region are 3,146 with no deaths reported in Rwanda and Uganda.
One of the key interventions to slow the spread of the disease under the EAC Covid-19 Response Plan is to strengthen surveillance at the border points.