Coronavirus: Evacuation of Ghanaians in China would be done if the need be - MoH

Coronavirus: Evacuation of Ghanaians in China would be done if the need be - MoH

- The Ministry of Health has stated that Ghanaian students in China would be evacuated to Ghana if they found it necessary

-The ministry assured Ghanaians that those in China are safe from the deadly coronavirus

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The Ministry of Health headed by Kwaku Agyeman Manu has stated that Ghanaian students in China would be evacuated to Ghana if they found it necessary.

According to a report filed by GBCGhanaonline, the ministry assured Ghanaians that those in China are safe from the deadly coronavirus since no case has been recorded yet.

In a statement signed by Kwaku Agyeman Manu, in all of the government’s deliberations with the WHO, West African Health Organisation and the US Center for Disease Control, evacuation is yet to be recommended.

The statement further said government is closely monitoring the situation and would trigger its evacuation plans if necessary.

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The statement says government is concerned and is working round the clock to ensure their protection, safety, and wellbeing, and advised Ghanaians to delay non-essential travels to China.

Meanwhile, 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.

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Eli told YEN.com.gh a few cases of coronavirus infection with one dead having 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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