Kent lorry backlog clears after 10,000 tested for Covid

Kent lorry backlog clears after 10,000 tested for Covid

More than 4,500 lorries cross Channel to France after military and firefighters sent to help administer tests

Thousands of lorry drivers forced to spend Christmas in their cabs have crossed the Channel after having coronavirus tests, the UK government has announced.

Drivers can only cross to France if they have a negative Covid-19 test, helping to clear the backlog caused when borders were shut in response to the new variant of the virus being detected in southern England last week.

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