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Sikhs organise langar for stranded truckers at UK-France border

London: Keeping up with the spirit of altruism in accordance with the teachings of the Guru’s, Sikhs have once again come forward to help people in distress, only this time it’s in the United Kingdom.

The langars are being organised at UK’s border to France, where thousands of truck drivers are stranded after it was closed over the fear of the spread of new coronavirus strain reported to be the reason behind the rapid surge in infection cases in South and East England.

As per the Daily Mail report, a Sikh organisation on Tuesday delivered nearly a thousand meals of curry, chickpea rice and mushroom pasta to a makeshift truck driver camp organised at Manston airport in Kent.

Representatives of the Sikh community cooked hot meals for three hours and delivered the food to the drivers, accompanied by the police.

France closed the border on Sunday in response to the UK authorities detecting a new, more infectious coronavirus strain. As a result, thousands of trucks bulked up at the border. While London and Paris agreed on Tuesday to reopen the border to certain groups of travellers, including cargo drivers, if they present a fresh negative COVID-19 test, it is not entirely clear how the drivers are supposed to get tested when the massive backlog of trucks is still there.

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