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They fled the coronavirus – now they’re in scenic limbo

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Some feel sheepish about their choice to retreat from stricken cities, for intervals that are stretching on. Others have found it liberating.


31 May 2020
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They fled the coronavirus – now they’re in scenic limbo

The dock at St. John's Harbour in Antigua and Barbuda. Picture: iStock

The day before Megan LeCrone, a soloist dancer with the New York City Ballet, turned 36, she got an urgent call from her longtime friend and fellow soloist Harrison Ball. “If we don’t leave now, we’re not going to be able to get out,” he told her. The date was March 20, when only 17,000 Americans had tested positive for Covid-19, schools around the country had just closed and nonessential workers were beginning to tire of the “are you wearing pants?” jokes on Zoom. LeCrone and Ball sped through Kennedy International Airport, which was deserted, and, despite takeoffs being cancelled...

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