Diary of a coronavirus castaway: British national stranded in Peru

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  • The UK’s Telegraph reported on ‘Sarah Baxter, Peru castaway’ the Briton who has been stranded in South America owing to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

    Peru has cancelled all flights from the country, leaving Sarah Baxter – and hundreds of other Britons – stranded .

    Sarah has been stuck in Cusco since March 17. Rescue flight are few and far between, plus she has to contend with the ever present fear of contracting coronavirus whilst she’s holed up in her apartment.

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    Sarah Baxter has become stranded in Peru, because the Government in the country is expected to extend their lockdown.

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