Gov’t To Send “Shito, Gari & Kenkey” To Stranded Ghanaian Students In China

Stranded students in China
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

Government is contemplating sending Ghanaian staple foods to stranded Ghanaian students in China.

The new arrangement is to get the stranded students foods that can last two weeks without going bad.

According to the Minister for Health, Kwaku Agyemang Manu, government will be shipping Ghanaian staple foods like shito, gari and kenkey to the over 300 Ghanaian students who have been trapped in the Chinese province of Wuhan.

He revealed that the students are safe China but the only problem is that they are running out of food and that is what government is seeking to address.

Mr Agyemang Manu speaking in an interview on Okay FM said: “ Ayorkor (Foreign Affairs Minister) was angry that, when she sent people to buy the shito, they came back to say one bottle costs GHC 80, so she won’t buy that shito, but would personally go to market to buy some at a cheaper price; so we are thinking of them; day by day we are talking with them”.

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About 300 Ghanaian students in the Wuhan Province in China are stranded following the outbreak of the deadly Coronaviruses (CoV).

Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people. Detailed investigations found that SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats to humans and MERS-CoV from dromedary camels to humans. Several known coronaviruses are circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans.

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Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, an infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.

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