Coalition of University Students have called on President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Akuffo Addo to quickly evacuate Ghanaian students studying in China in order not to be infected with coronavirus, the deadly disease.
Over the past few weeks, the outbreak of coronavirus in China has become a matter of international interest.
Reports indicate that 97 people were killed on Sunday, the highest number of casualties in a day. The total number of deaths in China is now 908 but the number of newly-infected people per day has stabilised.
Across China, 40,171 people are infected while 187,518 are under medical observation
Due to the deadly nature of the virus, several Chinese educational institutions have quarantined students to prevent them from contracting and further spreading the virus.
In as much as the Chinese government is helping to contain and ultimately eradicate the virus, several countries, including Japan, The United States of America, United Kingdom, Korea, Morocco and Ethiopia have arranged to evacuate their citizens from China.
However, Ghana is yet to take a step on the situation.
For this reason, the China chapter of the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) and the University Students Association of Ghana (USAG) have since the outbreak of the virus, appealed to government to evacuate the students back to Ghana to prevent any possible contraction of the disease.
“No Ghanaian student in China has contracted the virus yet. It will therefore be proper to quickly evacuate them back home to prevent any infection and possible loss of lives”, Mahmud Abdul Waliu Kabore, P.R.O. of KNUST stated in a presser.
The coalition will therefore decide on next line of actions if government fails to heed to their call which is premised on the official position of Ghanaian Students in China.