Ghanaian students who are currently stuck up in coronavirus stricken Wuhan province in China are appealing to the government to as a matter of urgency evacuate them before things get out of hand.
According to them, most countries have and are evacuating their nationals from the province but there seems to be no help in sight for Ghanaian students who are locked up in their various rooms.
Speaking on Okay Fm's Ade Akye Abia program, Secretary General of the Union of Ghana Students, Mr. Bernard Bekoe Boamah, explained that the government should take steps to evacuate their fellow students from the coronavirus stricken province.
"We have been receiving images and videos from there and the situation isn't a nice one, it is very scary.
"Though the government has sent us some money for upkeep and acquire some nose mask, it's not enough to immune us from contracting the virus.
"What we are asking the government to do is to make the necessary arrangement and evacuate the stranded Ghanaian students who are numbering a little over 300 back to Ghana before the situation gets out of hand," he added.
The Minority Caucus in Parliament has called on the government to immediately evacuate Ghanaians living in Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in China.
The Minority Ranking members on the Health and Foreign Affairs, Kwabena Mintah Akandoh and Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa made the call when they spoke to the members of the parliamentary press corps on Tuesday afternoon [February 11, 2020].
They argued that it was unfathomable that President Akufo-Addo has remained quiet on the matter since the outbreak while his administration seems unmoved by the distress calls by Ghanaian students in Wuhan.
Admitting that they were mindful of the available World Health Organisation (WHO) protocols on evacuations, they insisted those protocols could be followed in the evacuation process.
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