Washington (CNN)The US State Department has repatriated more than 18,000 Americans who had been stuck abroad amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.As of Saturday afternoon, the agency reported it had retrieved 18,406 US citizens aboard more than 178 flights. The announcement, which the agency detailed on its website, comes after State Department officials said Friday that about 33,000 Americans were still seeking assistance from the US government to get home. The department said it had planned more than 60 repatriation flights for this week and that it would add more as needed.The repatriation flights on Saturday included three flights to the US from Peru. The Peruvian government has extended its nationwide quarantine to April 12.A group of 14 Americans remain at a hostel in Cusco, Peru, where they have been told they must quarantine because some of the guests there tested positive for Covid-19. They were given a notice that the quarantine could last one to three months. One of those Americans, Richard Perks, told CNN that “as of right now, there is no end date on sight.””The other people in this hostel are not following the social distancing rules, and I’m afraid the quarantine will be extended indefinitely,” he said.The


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