Coronavirus: No Ghanaian in China should be allowed into the country – GHS

Coronavirus: No Ghanaian in China should be allowed into the country – GHS

- Director of Public Health at the Ghana Health Service (GHS) Dr Badu Sarkodie has stated that Ghanaian students locked up in virus-struck Wuhan in China should not be allowed in the country

- Additionally, he said health professionals are being trained to detect and handle any case with semblance to the virus

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Director of Public Health at the Ghana Health Service (GHS) Dr Badu Sarkodie has stated that Ghanaian students locked up in virus-struck Wuhan in China should not be allowed in the country for now.

Speaking on the Morning Starr on Starr FM, he said the GHS has put adequate measures in place at the various entry points of the country to ensure that all individuals entering the country are fully screened before entry.

Additionally, he said health professionals are being trained to detect and handle any case with semblance to the virus.

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“If they are in the area where the virus has been detected, I will suggest we don’t permit these students to move out because that area is on lockdown in China.

“But if they are not at those areas then let’s use the various means including Immigration procedures and the various Health processes to deal with it so that it does not affect anyone,” he told Morning Starr.

According to reports, the death toll from the new coronavirus now stands at 106, as cases of new infections have almost doubled in a day, Chinese authorities said.

The number of total confirmed cases in China rose to 4,515 as of 27 January, up from 2,835 a day earlier.

Travel restrictions have been tightened and wearing masks in public is now mandatory in some cities.

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Meanwhile, Ghanaian students in Wuhan in China, are calling on government to evacuate them from the country since there is an outbreak of coronavirus in the country.

According to a JoyNews report, the Wuhan Chapter President of Ghanaian students, Samson Opoku, the city has been completely locked down for eight days and as a result, people have run out of food supplies.

“We are 151 students in the city now, and for us, we want evacuation back home to Ghana. When the outbreak subsides or ends then we return and continue our academic work," he stated.

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