President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said the government has not ruled out the option of evacuating Ghanaian students from the epicentre of China’s coronavirus outbreak.
According to him, government is putting in place measures to ensure that their evacuation, “if it happens”, does not lead to the dissemination of fear and panic in Ghana.
Minority and students pressure
Some students residing in Wuhan have pleaded with the government to repatriate them from the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak.
According to them, they feel abandoned by the government given that North African countries such as Morrocco and Egypt have airlifted their nationals on chartered flights.
The Minority in Parliament has also been mounting pressure on the government to immediately evacuate the students since the outbreak of the disease had created general panic among them.
According to them, things would become riskier if the government waited for there to be a confirmed case before evacuating their nationals.
The Minority Ranking Member on Foreign Affairs, Mr. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa who addressed the press in Parliament last Wednesday acknowledging the WHO protocols requirements for the safe evacuation of nationals and urged the government to follow such laid-down protocols to evacuate the students.