Coronavirus: Please come for us – Ghanaian students in Wuhan cry


    Ghanaian students in Coronavirus hit-Wuhan in China have sounded the alarm bells appealing to the Ghanaian government to immediately evacuate them.

    According to one of the students Philip Arthur, the whole of Wuhan is on lockdown and “nothing moves in or out”.

    Speaking to Francis Abban on the Morning Starr Thursday, the worried student said money is of no use to them now because you cannot find someone to go out and buy you food even if you have the money.

    “All that we need now is evacuation. We want the government to help us move out of the country. Nothing moves nothing comes in. We need evacuation. The students are going through trauma emotionally.

    “Most East African countries have left, their governments have come for them so when will ours come for us. We are not safe. The surgical masks that we have, within three to four hours you need to change and must of the students, their food is finished. The problem is who is going get us the food from where even if you have money,” he lamented.

    Meanwhile, there are two suspected cases of the virus being monitored by the Korle Bu teaching hospital in Accra.

    The patients, a Chinese and an Argentine who have been living together in the country for some days, have been isolated at the facility while blood samples taken have been sent to the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), for further analysis. Greater Accra Divisional Secretary of the Ghana Medical Association, Dr Winifred Baah told Joy FM in Accra.

    Government last week sent an equivalent of GHC40,000 to the students to purchase food and other items as Wuhan remains locked down over the deadly Coronavirus.