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Stuck in Senegal: NYC women stranded abroad for 3 months amid COVID-19 pandemic

Posted at 11:06 AM, Jun 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-10 11:16:12-04

NEW YORK — Seven women from New York City have been stranded in Senegal for three months during the coronavirus pandemic.

Bronx Defenders COO Candice Carnage and her group originally traveled to the West African country in mid March for what was supposed to be a week-long trip.

But when COVID-19 shut down airports and forced strict travel restrictions, the women became stranded in the foreign country.

After two Airbnb rentals, working remotely full-time despite spotty Internet access and continuing to pay their bills and rent back home, the women are finally scheduled to make a 30-hour journey home next week.

Carnage shared her incredible story with PIX11's Dan Mannarino on the PIX11 Morning News Wednesday.