Coronavirus: Ghanaian Students In Wuhan Refute Claims That They Don’t Want To Be Evacuated

People in China wearing face masks to prevent the spread of Coronavirus

The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) in Wuhan, China says claims by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) that majority of Ghanaian students in Wuhan do not want to be evacuated are false.

There have been divergent views on the evacuation of Ghanaian students living in Wuhan following the coronavirus outbreak.

The government announced in February 2020 that it was not ready to evacuate the students despite calls by some of the students and their parents.

The students had complained about the risks they face and the challenges they go through in accessing basic medical and food supplies.

In the wake of the discussions, the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Patrick Aboagye said the disinterest by the majority of the students in China was part of government’s decision not to evacuate them.

The President of NUGS in Wuhan, Sampson Opoku, however, said the Director-General’s comment does not reflect the sentiments of students in China.

“I am saying emphatically that the opinion of my members is that majority of them are for an evacuation,” he said.

He went on to add that: “No survey has been done on whether the students want to go home or not. Whoever claims to have done a survey should let us know when that survey was done and the survey report. They might have interviewed one or two people but that is not our opinion but theirs. Many of us want to be evacuated.”

“The director alluded to the fact that if we did not want to be evacuated, why did we accept the US$ 500 dollars. But the money is not a replacement of evacuation. They asked us to accept it till the evacuation comes. So that assertion is wrong,” Sampson Opoku revealed.

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source: citinewsroom

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