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NBC: 50,000 U.S. citizens still stuck overseas because of coronavirus

Old Mar 25, 2020, 10:05 pm
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NBC: 50,000 U.S. citizens still stuck overseas because of coronavirus

More than 50,000 Americans abroad are struggling to make it home as border closings and coronavirus quarantines leave them stranded far from U.S. shores, officials said Wednesday.

Ian Brownlee, who heads the State Department's repatriation task force, told reporters that the government has helped bring home 9,000 Americans from 28 countries since the outbreak began.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...virus-n1169081
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Old Mar 26, 2020, 7:12 am
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Even if the all in the current group of US citizens (and probably select non-citizen relatives) waiting to repatriate and seeking such help were taken to the US and that number waiting to get repatriated was taken down to zero, the number would not stay at zero and it would probably rise again to some substantial extent in a matter of weeks or months.

With common carrier flight possibilities still diminishing, the inquiries seeking help to repatriate will likely continue to happen even if the current backlog of repatriation assistance requests were all magically fulfilled.
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