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Ghanaian students advised to remain in Wuhan

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The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has advised Ghanaian students in Wuhan to remain in the epicentre of the deadly Coronavirus in China, saying after careful considerations, evacuating them is not an option for now.

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

Meanwhile, the Minority caucus in Parliament on Tuesday, 11 February 2020 gave the government three days to evacuate the students or face the wrath of its members.

The 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, have also called on the government to consider evacuating them as the disease continues to spread.

However, at a media engagement in Accra, the Public Health Director of the Service, Dr. Badu Sarkodie, and the Acting Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Kumah Aboagye, said it would be in the interest of the students to stay in China.

The African Press Agency (APA) gathered that the country has not made adequate preparations to bring the students back home, a situation, which could endanger the survival of the entire country.