- Title: Some 400 stranded Canadians head home from Peru
- Date: 24th March 2020
- Summary: LIMA, PERU (MARCH 24, 2020) (REUTERS) STRANDED CANADIAN TOURISTS WAITING OUTSIDE CANADIAN EMBASSY FOR BUSES TO TAKE THEM TO THE AIRPORT MOTHER CARRYING CHILD CANADIANS IN LINE WAITING VARIOUS OF CANADIANS DRAGGING SUITCASES, WAITING WITH SUITCASES (SOUNDBITE) (English) CANADIAN TOURIST, CINDY STUART, SAYING: "Well, I think we're all a little anxious. It was a waiting game. We knew that Global Affairs was working very hard. We know it wasn't easy because of the internal border crossings and the closed air space so we knew that it was something happening at the government level. So, we knew it would take time and yeah, we were anxious and we were looking forward to going home but we knew it would take time." BUSES WAITING EMBASSY WORKERS REGISTERING CANADIANS BEFORE THEY GET ON THE BUS VARIOUS OF CANADIANS GETTING ON THE BUS (SOUNDBITE) (English) CANADIAN TOURIST, CHARLES STUART, SAYING: "Well it's complicated because we're not used to a lack of freedom and mobility. We have total freedom where we come from. But we understand Peru's situation and I think the government has been commendable to react so quickly." ONE BUS FULL OF CANADIANS LEAVING WHILE THOSE WAITING APPLAUD CANADIANS WAITING FOR NEXT BUS BRAZILIAN COUPLE LOOKING FOR THEIR NAMES ON THE LIST (SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) BRAZILIAN TOURIST, ELENA SINGY, SAYING: "Now we want to go home because to go through this situation in our home is much better. Thank you!" MAN LOADING SUITCASE ONTO BUS PERUVIAN AIRPORT BUSES CARRYING TOURISTS LEAVING VARIOUS OF PLANES ON AIR BASE
- Keywords: COVID-19 Peru repatriation stranded tourists
- Reuters ID: LVA001C6EXMX3
- Location: LIMA, PERU
- City: LIMA, PERU
- Country: Peru
- Duration: 00:02:14
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Topics: Health/Medicine
- Story Text: Hundreds of stranded Canadians found themselves heading home on Tuesday (March 24) days after Peru closed its borders to contain the coronavirus outbreak.
Some 400 Canadian travelers waited outside the Canadian embassy for buses that would take them to the air base where charter flights would bring them home.
Cindy Stuart admitted that the uncertainty had caused her some anxiety.
In total, almost a million Canadian travelers returned home from countries around the world last week as governments ramped up warnings about coronavirus.
Meanwhile, a 38-year-old Canadian man has died in Peru after contracting Covid-19 from a colleague in his home country, the country's Ministry of Health said on Tuesday.
(Production: Carlos Valdez)
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