Kenyan Journalist Larry Madowo Says He Fled New York over Coronavirus Fears

 ›  ›  ›  ›  ›  ›  › Kenyan Journalist Larry Madowo Says He Fled New York over Coronavirus Fears

Africa,Diaspora,Kenya,Kenya Diaspora News,News,U.S Diaspora

Kenyan Journalist Larry Madowo Says He Fled New York over Coronavirus Fears

Share this

Kenyan media personality Larry Madowo says he has been forced to leave New York due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Madowo, a Knight-Bagehot fellow at Columbia University, had returned to New York from Kenya a few days ago over fears that the US could impose travel restrictions on Kenya, hence affect his studies.

Madowo, through LinkedIn on Tuesday, said the situation in New York, where the rate of Covid-19 infections is five times faster than the national average, forced him to move a “few states” away, where he is self-isolating in line with the guidelines issued by the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

“As soon as I got back to New York City, I knew I had to leave. As authorities ramped up testing for the new coronavirus, it quickly became the epicenter of the disease in North America,” wrote Madowo.

“I think New York is the greatest city on earth and I say this as someone who has worked in 3 continents and traveled almost everywhere. It survived 9/11 and it will get through this as well.”

“But I didn’t think it wise to stay in a city with an infection rate five times higher than the rest of the country,” Madowo wrote.

“I had to go through a secondary CDC screening at JFK and declare my travel history be allowed back into these United States. Deportation was never on the table but maybe I would have been safer in Kenya than here?”  he posed.

Of the over 54,000 Covid-19 cases indexed in the US, more than 20,000 have been recorded in New York.

Share this Post:
Kenyan Journalist Larry Madowo Says He Fled New York over Coronavirus Fears Reviewed by on March 27, 2020 .

Share thisFacebookTwitterPinterestEmailWhatsAppKenyan Journalist LarryMadowo Says He Fled NewYork over Coronavirus Fears Kenyan media personality Larry Madowo says he has been forced to leave New York due to the coronavirus pandemic. Madowo, a Knight-Bagehot fellow at Columbia University, had returned to New York from Kenya a few days ago over fears that the US could impose

LEAVE A REPLY

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

DIASPORA MAHIGA HOME PROPERTIES :CALL TERRI 254 718 332074

DIASPORA MAHIGA HOME PROPERTIES :CALL TERRI 254 718 332074

SAMRACK MEDIA

Phone: (781) 975-6145

Email: samlibbi@gmail.com,
Email: Samlibbi@yahoo.com
Email: sam@samrack.com

Your Convenience is our Priority!

View Monthly Archives

Subscribe to our Mailing List

Page generated in 1.178 seconds. Stats plugin by www.blog.ca