The Health Committee in Parliament has backed the Health Ministry’s decision not to evacuate Ghanaians from China following the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus, at least not now.
Joy News’ Joseph Opoku Gapko was in Parliament and reports that at a meeting between the Ministry of Health, Ghana Health Service officials and the Committee Thursday afternoon, the health professionals defended the decision not to evacuate.
In an interview with Joseph after the meeting, Chairman of Committee, Dr Kwabena Twum Nuamah said members, including the Minority, were convinced by the reasons given not to evacuate.
“At the committee level, we are a bit comfortable because we were told that in pandemic situations like this, you need to contain the situation.
“And this is a novel virus that has come up so whole world is being treated as one town so wherever you are identified, you need to be kept there and evaluated so that the disease will not spread to other places,” he said.