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Manston Lorry Park now lies empty after the UK military, French Firefighters and Polish medics helped carry out the coronavirus tests required to allow truckers into France.

UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps confirmed yesterday morning that the lorry park was empty and that as many as 15,526 coronavirus tests had been conducted.

Just 36 of the tests were positive, which amounts to only 0.23% of the total. Those who did test positive are self isolating in hotel accomodation provided by the UK Government.

Although Manston is now empty, Operation Brock remains in place and there are still a few lorry drivers waiting to be tested on the M20. Late last night provisions were still being delivered to truckers whose vehicles remained idle on the motorway.

The latest advice from the Port of Dover for drivers looking to travel to France is to join the freight traffic on the M20.

Unfortunately adverse weather conditions have delayed ferry services between Dover and Calais this morning. Hopefully the winds will die down soon so that operations can return to normal.


Photo credit: UK Department for Transport

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