Master's student in China in fear set to flee campus to Ghana over coronavirus outbreak

Master's student in China in fear set to flee campus to Ghana over coronavirus outbreak

- Eli, a Ghanaian Master's student in China has shared his experience on campus after the outbreak of coronavirus

- The final-year student revealed the ''unfortunate development has really put into us a lot of fear''

- Eli is resident in Chengdu and he's set to graduate in June 2020

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Global fears keep growing following the outbreak of coronavirus in Wuhan, China, and the latest to express extreme concern is a final-year Ghanaian Master's student living in Chengdu.

The final-year Master’s student who simply identified himself as Eli expressed extreme fears despite his trust for the Chinese authorities to control further spread of the virus.

Eli told a few cases of coronavirus infection with one dead have been recorded in the province of Sichuan.

''I live in Chengdu where there are a few cases with one recorded death in the province (Sichuan). I’m a final year masters student. As a matter of fact, this unfortunate development has really plop into us a lot of fear,'' Eli disclosed.

He confirmed there are strict restrictions on movement in the province and on campuses.

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''The whole of the vacation for instance, we've been indoors so much so that they've tighten security on campus: per the arrangements, apart from those who travelled back home and those who stay off-campus who are not allowed to gain entry until school resumes, if a student who's residing on campus wants to go out to a shop like Walmart because most of the small shops have been shut down, the person has to inform his/her school coordinate (registrar) for them to inform the security with the student’s details before entry/exit.''

The lockdown is aimed at controlling further spread of the virus and despite his concern, he said: ''These guys are really doing their best and I trust them. So far, no foreign student had been reported of having the virus, not even the guys in Wuhan, we're being cautious.''

Eli wanted to return to Ghana when the virus was first confirmed like some of his friends but he revealed that he is set to graduate in June 2020.

''I feel that medical care here as compared with Ghana will be much better should anything happen.

I'm very grateful to God that this whole thing started right at the end of the semester and so only a few International students are on campus to avoid contacts because there are a lot of students in my school,'' he said.

However, Eli has indicated that: ''if there's no improvement by the middle of the month, I'll book my flight and go home, after all life first.''

The coronavirus began in Wuhan China, a city with a population of 11 million.

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