Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States of America, Baffour Adjei Bawuah has disclosed that 33 Ghanaians have died from COVID-19 in that country.
“Quite a number of Ghanaians have been affected and indeed we have 33 people who have been verified to have died from the disease in New York alone,” he said.
He further noted that about 300 Ghanaians who are stranded in the US have requested for assistance to return home.
Among the category of those he said had registered with the embassy for a possible evacuation are Ghanaian government officials who were on official assignments in the US before the closure of the country’s borders.
He said some Ghanaians on government scholarships in the US are also included in the list.
“At the moment, about 300 people [Ghanaians] have expressed a situation where they believe that they are stranded and therefore want to come back home and…we are liaising with the US government particularly in connection with some [Ghanaian] students and some officials who came here and are stranded.”
“The students, in particular, are now living with host families and that has put a bit of pressure on these families but we are reasonably certain that by the end of this week, we would have been able to relay to the US government enough [information] for those people to be brought home,” he said in an interview with Accra-based GHOne TV on Tuesday, May 26, 2020.