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UConn women’s player Anna Makurat, along with her sister, returning home to Poland

Hartford Courant 2020-03-26 05:25:32

After a few weeks of uncertainty, Anna Makurat is finally able to go home.

The UConn freshman from Poland had initially made arrangements to stay on campus in Storrs due to the coronavirus outbreak. But Anna, alongside her sister Ola, boarded a Poland-bound flight on Wednesday from Chicago and will soon be reunited with their family.

Anna first posted about the travel arrangements on her Instagram story Monday night.

The Makurats initially were fearful about having Anna and Ola fly, wanting to minimize their chances of contracting the virus. Both will have to quarantine for 14 days upon their arrival to Poland, but Anna could face difficulties getting back to the States later in the summer. The U.S. has banned the entry of foreign nationals who have been in certain European countries, including Poland, over the previous 14 days, and it is unclear how long that prohibition will last.

Really great news — Anna Makurat and her sister Ola are reunited and are heading back to Poland shortly, per Anna’s IG story.

— Alexa Philippou (@alexaphilippou) March 25, 2020

The women’s basketball program is also monitoring travel policies involving Canada and Croatia, where incoming freshmen Aaliyah Edwards and Nika Muhl are from, and is in close contact with the pair.