COVID-19: No Ghanaian student infected in China-NUGS


”By the grace of God, no Ghanaian student studying here in China was infected with the deadly coronavirus during its outbreak. We strictly adhered to the preventive measures our school authorities and the health officials. So as I speak, there is no record of a Ghanaian student who was infected with the virus”, these were the words of Felix Gyau Addo.

The President of the National Union Of Ghana Student’s Chapter in China disclosed this to Akua Nyarko Abronoma, host of Dinpa anopa bosuo show on Dinpa 91.3FM Wednesday April 8.

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) after careful consideration of the status of Ghanaian students caught up in Wuhan, the epicentre of the deadly Coronavirus in China, said evacuating them was not the best option.

The Service explained that the conditions in the city did not warrant an evacuation.

The Minority caucus in Parliament gave government a three-day ultimatum to evacuate the students or face the wrath of its members.

Minority spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, in a media interaction accused government of being insensitive to the plight of the students especially when their counterparts were being evacuated by their respective countries.

The students, through the China chapter of the National Union of Ghana Students, also called on government to consider evacuating them as the disease continues to spread.

But Mr. Gyau Addo said, after the decline of the disease, the Ghanaian embassy in China and the student leadership have not had any recorded case involving a Ghanaian student.

He noted that, the disturbing number of recorded cases of the disease in China has reduced drastically leading to the opening of stores and other businesses partially.

He added that, during the period of the outbreak, the Ministry of Health, Foreign Affairs and the Ghana Embassy in China hired the services of a clinical psychologist for student who traumatized as a results of the anxiety surrounding the disease.

”The Clinical Psychologist took most of the traumatized students through counselling sessions and the students are calm now. But our worry now is the increasing number of cases that is being recorded home (Ghana).

Ghana/ Nyarko Abronoma

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