Evacuation is not on the cards for students from Zimbabwe, Sudan, Uganda and Zambia in Wuhan as their governments expressed their confidence in the Chinese government ‘s ability to keep their nationals safe during the coronavirus outbreak, Aljazeera reports.
Some of the students that spoke to the publication expressed their disappointment and said:
The government say they cannot evacuate, this has left us really frustrated, The situation is getting harder day by day- Rahab Elhadi Hkreldour Adam, Sudan
It would really help if the Zimbabwean government could show that they care about us. With transport services terminated, it’s difficult to get food, plus pharmacies are running out of masks. If the electricity went out at this apartment there would be no way to get help, it’s terrifying. Mentally, I am not OK – Vimbai Murombo, Zimbabwe
I’ve spoken to people who have not seen another person since the lockdown began, they are completely isolated. Watching our classmates from other parts of the world be evacuated has left many feeling depressed and consumed by fear – Tisiliyani Salima, Zambia
They’ve basically left us to our own devices, they could fly us home and quarantine us for 14 days there, The lockdown will be in place here until the virus is contained, that could take months. Schools and offices will remain shut, what will become of us – Thomas Kanzira, Uganda
Meanwhile, the death toll has risen to 560 with over 20000 people infected with the virus worldwide.