A senior police officer who died of coronavirus in Koforidua in the Eastern Region of Ghana was buried. He was interned at the Koforidua public cemetery on Saturday by the environmental health official of the New Juaben Municipal Assembly. Environmental health officials wearing all personnel protective equipment brought the body out of the Eastern Regional Hospital’s morgue after several members of the family of the deceased were allowed to see the corpse from a distance to say goodbye.
New Juaben South’s environmental officer, Emanuel Tetteh, confirmed this to Starr News. “We really dressed officially. It worked. Everything was done under strict hygienic conditions. It was made according to WHO protocol. I have been dealing with infectious bodies for a long time, so this is not my first time, but this is another disease,” said Tetteh.
The 55-year-old Inspector General, the chief of police of the Koforidua Central Police Department, died on Friday, May 29, 2020, from Covid-19.
He died when he was treated at the Eastern Regional Hospital in Koforidua for several days. He visited the Koforidua Police Clinic and Newland Hospital, a private hospital.
Koforidua has registered 24 cases of coronavirus with one recovery and one death. Out of 9,462 national cases, the eastern region recorded 163 cases.