- About 5 000 African students in China have expressed concern about the refusal of their governments to evacuate them from the country
- Students of the Wuhan University of Science and Technology recently embarked on a silent protest in the wake of fresh attacks
- At the moment, over 70 000 people have been affected and over 2 000 people have lost their lives in China
Briefly.co.za has learned that African students studying in China have called out to their governments to help them.
This call comes in the wake of the spread of the coronavirus which has infected over 70 000 people and claimed over 2 000 lives in the country.
Several governments, since the outbreak of the virus, have taken steps to evacuate their citizens from the country.
China remains Africa’s most important trading partner and its governments of the continent are concerned about the spread of the virus.
Without doubt, the situation in China’s Wuhan province has taken a psychological toll on the about 5 000 African students there.
Many of them have expressed fears about the coronavirus as supermarkets and food joints begin to run out of food and pharmacies report a shortage of masks.
Students from Ghana and Ivory Coast are reportedly frustrated at the refusal of their governments to evacuate them from China.
They do not buy into the opinion that remaining in China is the best option as reports indicate that medical facilities in Wuhan and surrounding areas are struggling to replenish supplies.
A number of African students at the Wuhan University of Science and Technology recently embarked on a silent protest in an effort to register their displeasure at the situation.
Last week, Briefly.co.za reported that the first recorded case of coronavirus in Africa was in eSwatini.
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