Utah families stranded in Peru amid national quarantine growing frustrated at the slow U.S. response

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LIMA, PERU (ABC4 News) — With thousands of Americans remaining stranded overseas after their flights were abruptly canceled and borders shut down to slow the spread of COVID-19, the U.S. State Department says it’s working hard to bring them home.

ABC4 News spoke several Utah families still stranded in Peru who say they are growing frustrated at the slow U.S. response.

As of 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, two planes carrying approximately 300 Americans from Lima and Cusco are departing for the United States, bringing the total of repatriated Americans from Peru to over 1000 people, according to the U.S. Embassy in Lima. The embassy is aware of at least 5000 U.S. citizens in Peru.

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