THE FIRST person reportedly killed by
the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country has been buried.
Tarek Minkara, 62, died at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital
(KATH) in Kumasi over the weekend.
His remains were interred at the Tafo Cemetery in Kumasi on Sunday
in the presence of a few health professionals and officials from the National
Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), as well as some family members.
Prior to the burial, quantities of chemicals were sprayed all over
the body. Some eyewitnesses have disclosed that the spraying was carried out to
avert the spread of the COVID-19.
After the spraying of the chemicals, Islamic prayers were said for
the late Lebanese man.
Minkara was a prominent Lebanese businessman born and bred in
Kumasi in the Ashanti Region. His unexpected death is said to have come as a
big blow to his family, friends and loved ones in Kumasi.
Reports indicate that Minkara’s family is debunking claims that he
was killed by coronavirus.
The family insists he was suffering from pneumonia so he was not
killed by the virus.
FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi