The Ministry of Health (MoH) has given assurance that Ghanaians home and in China are safe from the deadly coronavirus. It, however, maintained its stance of not evacuating Ghanaian nationals back home immediately.
This follows updates on all 15 suspected cases of the virus in Ghana which tested negative as at yesterday while Ghanaians in China continue to be under lockdown as a measure of preventing the spread of the virus.
A statement signed by the Minister of Health Kwaku Agyeman Manu said in all of government’s deliberations with the WHO, West African Health Organisation and the US Center for Disease Control, evacuation is yet to be recommended.
It, however, said government is monitoring the situation and will trigger its evacuation plans if necessary.
The statement says government is concerned about the health of Ghanaian citizens in China especially students and is working round the clock to ensure their protection, safety, and wellbeing, and advised Ghanaians to delay non-essential travels to China.