- A Ghanaian father, Eric Osei, stranded in India with his two-year-old daughter has recounted his ordeal
- Eric arrived in India on March 7, 2020, with his two-year-old daughter for a heart surgery
- The distraught father and his daughter became stranded in India after Ghana closed her borders that same month
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A Ghanaian father of a two-year-old daughter, Eric Osei, has recounted his ordeal after he was left stranded with his daughter in India.
Eric, arrived in India on March 7, 2020, with his two-year-old daughter for a heart surgery and didn’t have plans of staying after a successful operation.
Unfortunately for him, Ghana closed its borders later the same month as part of measures to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
In April 2020, however, Eric’s daughter was discharged. He had no option but to continue staying in his hotel in New Delhi as the borders were still closed.
Two months after they were discharged, Eric says other foreign nationals who were stranded in the hotel with him have all returned to their countries.
He was part of some 60 Ghanaians who are stranded in India.
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He reveals that he has been in touch with Ghana’s High Commission in the country but was told they can only be sent back home if authorities back in Ghana give the order.
The hospital that operated on his daughter helped him renew his visa when it expired.
While his visa problem was solved, he spends an equivalent of GH¢700 on accommodation weekly.
He majorly depends on his salary which his employers have been good enough to keep paying with a little support from his church and some friends.
“My company pays me alright… so we are living on my salary and some other help from other friends and looking at the money we spend a day per hotel it’s not easy,’’ he recounted.
According to him, he pays about GH¢700 for a hotel.
‘If I’m to be paid GH¢2,000 or GH¢10,000 back in Ghana you can bear with me how much I’m spending only on accommodation aside food,’’ he decried.
Eric Osei speaks about his ordeal in the video below.
In another story, YEN.com.gh reported that the widower of a Ghanaian nurse who died of coronavirus, Kwame Boateng, has reacted to her death.
Kwame Boateng's wife, Mary Ageiwaa Agyapong, died of coronavirus in the United Kingdom.
Mary Agyapong, 28, was heavily pregnant with their second child when she was diagnosed with coronavirus and died weeks later.
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Source: Yen Newspaper