Ghana is not prepared to evacuate its citizens from China now in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
According to mynewsghana, the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, made this known at a press briefing on Thursday, February 13, 2020, in Accra.
He said the decision was in line with an advice from the World Health Organization (WHO).
“Evacuation is not on the table for now,” he said when told that the Minority National Democratic Congress in Parliament and some Ghanaians in China have called for evacuation.
According to him, the structures and systems put in place in China are “protective,” describing evacuation as a national decision.
However, he stated that the Ministry of Health and the GHS would continue to observe the situation in China and if there is the need for evacuation a decision would be made in that direction.
He noted that when there is the need to evacuate, GHS will advice accordingly.