Freight Driver Swabs
Highway testing sites have been re-established, to help prevent truck drivers from inadvertently spreading COVID-19 to other regions.
The Regional Transport and Roads Minister, Paul Toole, said freight workers can now get tested along key transport routes, including at Forbes on the Newell Highway, Taree on the Pacific Highway, Narrabarba on the Princes Highway, Tarcutta on the Hume Freeway and Narrandera on the Sturt Highway.
He said it was important trucks keep moving, but not at the expense of containing the virus.
“It’s also about making sure they have the measures to be tested as well.”
“It’s not easy to actually have a large truck and drive into any of these testing clinics that are set up in some of our towns,” Mr Toole said.
Source: ABC Rural website