Rhode Islanders may be stranded in Morocco

Two Cranston natives are stuck in Morocco after that country stopped all international flights due to the coronavirus.
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Two Cranston natives are stuck in Morocco after that country stopped all international flights due to the coronavirus.

Husband and wife Chuck Walkup and Kelsey Broadmeadow got to Morocco March 7th, and are supposed to have a flight back to the states Thursday.

But they say it’s unclear if that flight will actually get out.

So far they say they’ve booked roughly six other flights to try and get back sooner, but all were canceled.

They have tried going to the American embassy there but have not had much luck, and are trying to get in contact with the Rhode Island congressional delegation.

“We’re trying our best to be optimistic and keep a sense of humor about it,” said Broadmeadow via FaceTime Wednesday. “Obviously it’s stressful being in a foreign country where you don’t speak the language.”

Africa is the continent with the least amount of cases so far. At last count there were roughly 40 cases in Morocco.

©WLNE-TV/ABC6 2020

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