COVID-19: No Ghanaian student in China was infected - Ambassador

COVID-19: No Ghanaian student in China was infected - Ambassador

- Ghana’s Ambassador to China has revealed that no Ghanaian was infected by the virus

- He said the Ghanaians were pleased with how the government engaged them amidst the outbreak

- He added that no student would want to come home if a plane was sent to them

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In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic that has hit most countries across the globe, one group of people Ghanaians were concerned about was the Ghanaian students in China especially Wuhan.

Ghana’s Ambassador to China, Edward Boateng has revealed that in the light of all the recorded cases in China, no Ghanaian was infected by the virus.

Speaking in an interview with Citi News, the ambassador said the Ghanaians were pleased with how the government engaged them amidst the outbreak.

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He added that if a plane was sent to China to bring them back home, he doubted that any student would board because they’ve realized the wisdom in the decision that was taken at that time.

The government in February 2020 announced that it would not evacuate Ghanaian students in China despite calls by some of the students.

The minority in Parliament, spearheaded by Okudzeto Ablakwa kept mounting pressure on the government to bring back the Ghanaian students in China.

Government even went to the extent of shipping Ghanaian staple foods like kenkey, gari and shito to students who claimed they did not have access to food because of the lockdown in Wuhan.

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YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Ghanaian students in Wuhan in China were calling on the government to evacuate them from the country since the coronavirus cases kept increasing.

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

They, however, kept asking the government of Ghana to evacuate them with immediate effect from the country.

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