No Ghanaian student in China is starving – Chinese Ambassador

The Chinese Ambassador to Ghana Shi Ting Wang has dismissed claims by some Ghanaian students locked up in the coronavirus [COVID-19] epicenter, Wuhan that they have no food, water and other essentials.

Addressing a press conference Thursday, he said the Chinese government has put in place adequate measures to ensure no foreign student lacks essential resources.

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Ambassador Shi Ting Wang also disputed claims by some students that they are stranded.

“We keep checking. There are 151 Ghanaian students in the city and the Chinese officials are assisting them. I was told on the media that some of them are starving. We have requested for the contact of the people said to be starving to make sure that they are attended to. But nobody gave us any. There may be one or two special cases, but that doesn’t represent the general number,” said Wang.

Shi Ting Wang also explained explains the measures at the various universities to aid students who may be worried about their safety.

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“Authorities in Hubei province and universities are working hard to keep the students safe. The University keeps doing routine inspections and monitoring of temperature on a daily basis. The Chinese municipal government has published a 24-hour English speaking services hotline for foreign students.”

He further revealed that “If any student feels unwell, the local government will respond immediately to provide medical treatment in time.”

Ambassador Wang added that the Chinese Embassy working closely with Ghana’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration to see to the protection of the Ghanaians’ living in China.

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