The New Patriotic Party, China Branch is cautioning the Minority in Ghana’s Parliament to desist from politicizing the contagious Coronavirus outbreak in China.
Their caution comes on the heels of 3 days ultimatum that Okudzeto Ablakwa has gave to the Government of Ghana to evacuate Ghanaian students studying in China.
The minority on Wednesday called on the government to immediately evacuate Ghanaian students currently locked up in China back home.
According to the minority, 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.
But according to NPP china branch in a press release, the above claims by the minority is only aimed at creating fear and panic among parent in Ghana whose ward is currently studying in China.
“The propagandist trajectory of Ablakwa and the minority is an indication of their diabolic and quest to create anxiety and fear in the Ghanaian public and parents whose wards are in China.”
“The 72-hour ultimatum given to Government is a gross insolence and a sheer display of the poor understanding of the happenings and the works by the Foreign Affairs Minister and the Ghanaian Mission by Hon. Ablakwa and the NDC,” the release added.
The latest figures of the outbreak show 121 new deaths in China, bringing the total to 1,380.
The total infections jumped by 5,090 to 55,748 cases on 13 February, the National Health Commission said on Friday.
The latest figures from Hubei recorded 116 deaths and 4,823 new cases. That is a smaller increase than the previous day when there was a spike with 240 new deaths and nearly 15,000 new cases.
However, most of this was down to Hubei using a broader definition to diagnose people, said Mike Ryan, head of WHO’s health emergencies programme.
“This does not represent a significant change in the trajectory of the outbreak,” he said.
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