Fort Kochi: This historic coastal town is now very dear to US citizen Angela Sanchez. When she was in quarantine for 14 days at a homestay here, the owner of the facility and his family members provided all amenities for Angela to make her stay comfortable.
"I don't want to leave Fort Kochi as I love this place very much," said 50-year-old Angela to homestay owner John Chennatt before leaving for New Delhi to catch the special flight to her home country. “But I have to return to the US as my mother and son are there. I will be back here next year along with my loved ones," she added.
Angela, who is an engineer and parachute trainer, reached here on March 21 but couldn't find a room to stay due to the coronavirus scare. But John provided accommodation to Angela at his homestay in consultation with the Foreigners Regional Registration Office and the health department. John was also strict in not allowing Angela to venture out of the facility during the 14-day quarantine period. Apart from providing food and other essentials to the American, John also made necessary arrangements to help her to cook food.
After the self-isolation period was over, Assistant Commissioner of Police K Lalji and health department officials enquired about Houston-native Angela’s well-being. The health department officials also gave her food kits.
Angela's original travel plan was to fly to Fuji from Kochi.