Brother Matt King (Kappa-Omega, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, ’14) had embarked on a dream trip backpacking through Central and South America when things took an unexpected turn due to the coronavirus pandemic.
After arriving at the Pariwana Hostel in the Peruvian city of Cusco on March 9, he and the other 120 patrons were quarantined and told that they may not be able to leave for up to three months. Shortly after, they received the news that a guest of the hostel who left days before had tested positive for the virus. After that, two current guests tested positive for COVID-19, forcing the hand of the hostel to institute a strict internal quarantine of all the guests.
Brother King shares his experience with us:
Read more about his experience here: The Charlotte Observer – He’s stuck, possibly for months, at a Peruvian hostel gripped by coronavirus fears
We are happy to share that Brother King is now safely back and with his family in the U.S.