It has come to light that all Ghanaian students in China are safe from the deadly coronavirus.
This was made known after a crunch 4-hour meeting held on Wednesday, January 29 between the Embassy of Ghana and China executives of the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS).
The students, however, complained of shortage of nose masks and hand sanitisers, which have prevented most of them from going out to buy victuals.
Ghana’s Ambassador to China Edward Boateng has, as a result, donated 50,000RMB on behalf of the government to the students.
Sixty per cent of that amount is to go to Ghanaian students in Hubei Province, where the lockdown is severest.
The Province is also the epicenter of the disease.
The remaining 20,000RMB has been deposited in the ‘Nkwa Na Ehia’ Fund, created by NUGS-China.
The Fund is to support all Ghanaian students in China.
“We would like to assure our members that the Union is going to do whatever it can to collaborate with the Embassy to ensure their safety,” NUGS-China said in a statement on Friday.
“We, however, caution each individual to be extra careful in these coming days. The spread of the disease, although stabilizing, is still contagious.”
The student union asked members to follow safety precautions, stay calm “and be of good cheer”.
The coronavirus has so far claimed hundreds of lives and it is said to be more deadly than SARS.
By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana