Swipe gesture when voiceover is turned on

Hi - I am trying to perform a very simple swipe gesture on an iOS device (not Simulator) with voice over turned on to select / focus the subsequent elements. I tried implementing the touch action for swipe / scroll, but it is not moving the focus to next element, but swipes through the screen (moves to next screen) depending on the direction. Can someone help me with this?

I am using Appium version 1.18.3 and my iOS device is running on iOS 13.6.