Some Nigerian students in Wuhan , China have called on the Federal Government to evacuate them as cases of the novel coronavirus disease , also called COVID – 19, keep rising in the city.
The students told they were getting traumatised , having had to stay indoors for about a month with little or no human contact .
Wuhan is the epidemic centre of the coronavirus in China and the world at large. It first recorded the outbreak of the disease on December 31, 2019 .
Since then, the disease has spread across the world with over 86, 000 cases recorded as of Sunday. Over 2 , 900 deaths have been recorded worldwide while more than 39, 000 have recovered.
Meanwhile , the Nigerian students in Wuhan acknowledged receiving the Federal Government ’ s recent donation of RMB 235 , 000 (N 12 m ) to them and other Nigerians living in Wuhan .
But they complained that the bulk of the money given to them had already been spent on food supplies , hand gel sanitisers, disinfectants , face masks , hand gloves , as well as electricity, internet and phone bills .
“ Coming home isn ’ t and shouldn ’ t be negotiable .
No amount of money can compensate for the psychological and emotional trauma we are going through .
“ We have had none to very limited human contact for a month.
The money sent isn’ t sufficient as prices have increased significantly.
How long would we have to endure this ?
No one is certain, ” one of the students simply identified as Samuel said .
Samuel added that he received a part of the N 12m donation to them on February 26 , explaining that he had spent it to purchase food supplies , water, hand sanitisers , disinfectants , face masks , hand gloves , among others.
The student expressed worries that the government had not shown any sign of evacuating them , saying if they were not evacuated within two weeks, it might seem the government donated the N 12m to keep them in China.
Another student , simply identified as Dave , said no financial gesture from the Federal Government could replace that of evacuating them from Wuhan .
“ Inasmuch as we received money from the Federal Government , we still want to be evacuated because staying indoors for almost a month now is really affecting us psychologically, coupled with the fact that the virus outbreak is still on the rise , ” he said .
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