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General News of Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Source: Starr FM

Coronavirus: Minority gives govt 3-day ultimatum to evacuate Ghanaian students

The Minority has called on the government to immediately evacuate Ghanaian students currently locked up in China back home.

According to the Minority, they will embark on their next line of action if government fails to listen to them.

According to them, France, Switzerland, Philippines, Russia, and other African countries including war ravaged Libya have all evacuated their nationals from China as a result of the CoronaVirus.

The United States of America, they noted, is doing a second round evacuation of their nationals, urging the Government to swiftly move in to save the Ghanaian students before anything bad befalls on them.

Addressing journalists on the sidelines of Parliamentary sitting, Tuesday, the Ranking Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and NDC MP for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa said Ghana has the capacity to evacuate the Ghanaian students from China, especially, those trapped in Wuhan where the CoronaVirus originated from.

He cited Libya as an example to buttress his argument stating that during the war nine years ago, Ghana was able to evacuate her nationals who were more than a thousand back to Ghana.

In a joint address by ranking members of committees on Foreign Affairs Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa and Health Kwabena Mintah Akandor records released by the World Health Organisation indicates that 1,016 people have been confirmed dead with 43,000 infested with the Corona Virus.

They argued that the Government cannot be insensitive to the plight of Ghanaians, stressing that this is a humanitarian issue and the earlier the government showed leadership, the better.

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