President John Magufuli said Wednesday that he spoke to his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta over the ongoing border problems.
Earlier this week, Tanzania announced a ban on Kenyan truck drivers entering its territory, accusing Nairobi of sabotaging its battle on Covid-19.
The reaction was in response to President Kenyatta’s Saturday directive on mandatory coronavirus screening for drivers at border points.
Tanga Regional Commissioner Martin Shigella said closing the border is aimed at stopping coronavirus infections, accusing Kenyans of spreading the disease in Tanzania.
On Wednesday, President Magufuli said Transport ministers and leaders of regions along the border from the two counties will meet immediately and iron out the differences.