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Fears for asthma backpacker ‘trapped’ in Peru

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Media caption Tom Brewerton: “It’s truly immediate to return”

A backpacker “caught” in Peru is amongst more than 250 tourists attempting to return to the UK after flights out of the nation were suspended.

Tom Brewerton, 27, has asthma and diabetes and has self-isolated in a Lima hotel in the middle of issues about the impacts of Coronavirus on asthmatics.

He fears that his products of insulin will go out prior to flights resume.

UK charity the Lucie Blackman Trust is dealing with Mr Brewerton and others to get them back to the UK.

Video editor Mr Brewerton, from Sampford Peverell, Devon, has actually been backpacking given that February however stated he missed out on the last flights out Peru after being offered 24 hours to leave.

He stated: “It’s truly immediate that I return quickly.

“I’m simply truly worried about getting the infection out here as asthma is a breathing illness and I do not have a great deal of faith in the Peruvian health system,” he stated.

“I’m likewise worried about lacking materials.

“I’ve been informed materials are tough to get here and I just have adequate insulin to last another month.”

Image copyright Tom Brewerton
Image caption Charity the Lucie Blackman Trust stated it was “striving” with the Foreign Office to get the Britons house from Peru

Matthew Searle of the Lucie Blackman Trust stated the charity was “striving” with the Foreign Office to get more than 250 Britons house from Peru.

“We’re attempting to get them out as quickly as possible,” he stated.

“I make sure we can get them back however I can not state. We will not quit working till we have got them out.”

A Foreign Office representative stated: “We acknowledge that any British individuals presently overseas might fidget about the effect of coronavirus on their travel and their health.”

Read more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-51946867

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