U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his team at the State Department have been working tirelessly to bring Americans home from being stuck in foreign countries as the Corona Virus shut down global airlines.
More than 50,000 citizens have been repatriated back to their homes in the United States since January, Secretary Pompeo said at U.S. President Donald J. Trump’s Wednesday evening press conference.
“As you know, when many countries shut down their rail lines, their buses, their infrastructure systems, the capacity to get out of those countries — they were trapped, they’re stranded — the State Department swung into action.” Pompeo said.
According to Pompeo, “this worldwide scale of our repatriation efforts is without parallel in our lifetime. We are coordinating with foreign governments, militaries, airport authorities, medical units, transportation companies, hotels, you name it. We’re working with them to make sure the American people get back to be with their families.”
Aside from the repatriation efforts, the Repatriation Task Force, consular officers and the Department of Defense continue to help countries around the world.
“We’ve got CDC officials helping these countries with expertise and all the things that these countries need to get their citizens safe and healthy and back so that we can get the economy all across the world — the global economy — back on its feet when this crisis is over.”
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