Casey McCoy, from Minnesota, and his girlfriend were in Togo to attend his best friend’s wedding in mid-December. “The whole experience before the 23rd was just amazing. It is a beautiful country. The people are fantastic ”. However, the American regrets his experience.

“When I got to the airport, they passed a code there, and it showed it was positive ”, he said according to Tittle Press.

But things quickly turned for the Minneota, Minnesota native after testing positive for COVID-19 and being forced into self-quarantine at a hotel there.

“They put me in this ambulance, lights and sirens, a military escort, and they pulled up in that alley of a hotel, and I’ve been here ever since,” McCoy said.

Over the past 11 days, he claims to have had to deal with unsanitary conditions and inconsistent food and water. “I am given a liter of water a day, and it is not always easy.”

The process of getting home was confusing. On Sunday night, Casey learned he had tested negative and believed it was clear he could go home. He later learned that he would be held there until Tuesday and would have to be tested again.

Casey admits he’s heard negative comments from people about his ordeal, but insists he’s done his research on the country’s infection rates and taken all necessary precautions.

According to the same source, Casey worked with the United States Embassy in Lomé, Togo. “It is still unclear when he will get the green light to return to the United States.”

Source: Tittle Press