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Stuck In Peru: Coronavirus Strands Gainesville Woman Far From Home

Jessica Brar, a 34-year-old Gainesville yoga instructor, flew to Buenos Aires, Argentina, on March 9, when the United States was still just waking up to the seriousness of COVID-19. It was supposed to be another adventure for Brar, who loves to travel, but international travel became difficult with the virus, and she's been stranded in Peru. The U.S. Embassy has shuttered and Brar feels abandoned by her country. American officials, she said, failed to come through in her hour of need.

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