Italian exchange student sent home to COVID-19 outbreak

March 26 – Desy Budau’s host mo, Loriann Schmidt, was told Thursday Budau will be on flight Friday morning.

“Italian officials are fearful that the border will close for a long time, maybe until December,” Schmidt said, adding that she’s thankful they were at least able to get her a direct flight to Rome.

“But I’m really scared for her life there.”

Read the full story here.

Published by Natalie Pate

Natalie Pate is a freelance journalist and author based in Salem, Oregon. She wrote about education for more than seven years at the Statesman Journal and now covers education and other topics throughout the Pacific Northwest. She is originally from Colorado and earned her B.A. in Politics and French from Willamette University.

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