Americans scramble to flee Brazil ahead of travel ban
Jennifer Ribachonek had been scheduled to return to the United States on Friday to care for her parents. Both are set to undergo surgery next month. But her Latam Arlines flight was canceled shortly after the White House announced the travel ban on Sunday.
“They don’t have the capacity to care for each other,” said Ribachonek, a teacher at an international school in São Paulo. She said her parents had hoped to see their grandchildren before their surgeries. “Stuff like that just gives them something to look forward to,” she said. “It would be great to get back.”
Brazil has reported nearly 375,000 cases of the coronavirus, second in the world only to the United States, and more than 23,000 deaths, a number widely believed to be an undercount.
On Monday, for the first time during the pandemic, more people died in Brazil than in the United States. The World Health Organization predicted at least 88,000 deaths in Brazil by August.
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[Source: Washington Post]