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Desperate tourists stranded by lockdown told to wait

Desperate tourists stranded by lockdown told to wait

Desperate tourists stranded by lockdown told to wait
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By AP Apr 3, 2020 12:54:36 PM IST (Published)

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Dozens of tourists from Britain, Canada and Australia are finding themselves stranded with their vacations abruptly ended by India’s three-week lockdown and stopping of international flights amid new coronavirus.

Australian tourist Stewart Dufty, 44, second right, talks with other stranded foreign tourists at a hostel in New Delhi, India, Thursday, April 2, 2020. Dozens of tourists from Britain, Canada and Australia are finding themselves stranded in the Indian capital with their vacations abruptly ended by India’s three-week lockdown and stopping of international flights amid new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Shonal Ganguly)
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Australian tourist Stewart Dufty, 44, second right, talks with other stranded foreign tourists at a hostel in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Shonal Ganguly)

Stranded foreign tourists cut vegetables to make a meal at a hostel in New Delhi, India, Thursday, April 2, 2020. Dozens of tourists from Britain, Canada and Australia are finding themselves stranded in the Indian capital with their vacations abruptly ended by India’s three-week lockdown and stopping of international flights amid new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Shonal Ganguly)
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Stranded foreign tourists cut vegetables to make a meal at a hostel in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Shonal Ganguly)

Canadian tourist Lambert Desrosiers Gaudette, left and British tourist Emma Snashford,
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Canadian tourist Lambert Desrosiers Gaudette, left and British tourist Emma Snashford,
listen as another stranded foreign tourist plays the ukulele. (AP Photo/Shonal Ganguly)

In this Friday, March 27, 2020, photo, Australian Matthew Chinery looks into the camera for a selfie on his hospital bed at the Goa Medical College Hospital, where he got tested and waited four days in isolation with other suspected cases of the highly infectious disease because hotels and hostels refused to let him stay unless he had a coronavirus-negative certificate, in Goa, India. Tourists stranded in India after their vacations were abruptly ended by India’s coronavirus lockdown and grounded flights are running out of money and hoping their embassies can help them get home. While in the western city of Goa, popular for its beaches, Chinery was kicked out of a hostel because his smoker's cough resembled a COVID-19 symptom. The medical certificate still didn't make finding a room easy. He managed to get one with help from a friend, but the hotel's staff is so scared, they don't knock at his door to leave his packaged meals. (Matthew Chinery via AP)
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Australian Matthew Chinery looks into the camera for a selfie on his hospital bed at the Goa Medical College Hospital, where he got tested and waited four days in isolation with other suspected cases of the highly infectious disease because hotels and hostels refused to let him stay unless he had a coronavirus-negative certificate. (Matthew Chinery via AP)

In this Thursday, April 2, 2020, photo, Australian Matthew Chinery takes a picture of food stocked in his room at Old Goa Residency in Goa, India. Tourists stranded in India after their vacations were abruptly ended by India's coronavirus lockdown and grounded flights are running out of money and hoping their embassies can help them get home. Chinery had planned for a long vacation, including the tourist's paradise of Himalayan Kashmir and learning new sewing techniques he could use for his business back home. He was kicked out of a hostel because his smoker's cough resembled a COVID-19 symptom. Other hotels and hostels refused to let him stay unless he had a coronavirus-negative certificate. So he checked himself into a government hospital, got tested and waited four days in isolation with other suspected cases of the highly infectious disease, he told The Associated Press on Thursday. Despite being tested negative, he still didn't make finding a room easy. (Matthew Chinery via AP)
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In this Thursday, April 2, 2020, photo, Australian Matthew Chinery takes a picture of food stocked in his room at Old Goa Residency in Goa. (Matthew Chinery via AP)

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