Identity of Ghana’s first Coronavirus patient who died yesterday revealed – (PHOTOS)

Members of a burial team wearing protective suits bury an Ebola victim at King Tom Cemetery, which is bitterly resented by residents of the adjoining slum, called Kolleh Town by its residents, in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Sept. 21, 2014. On Sunday, the government was wrapping up an ambitious national lockdown in an attempt to fight the epidemic, having ordered Sierra Leone’s citizens to stay home for three days to receive warnings about Ebola, and soap from volunteers. (Samuel Aranda/The New York Times)

We reported yesterday 21st March, 2020 that one person who has been infected with Coronavirus has died.

This got some Ghanaians talking asking for the identity of the person who died as a result of being infected with virus., reported yyesterday that the victim of the global pandemic is a Lebanese who is a spare parts trader and a public figure in Kumasi, Ashanti Region.

Identity of Ghana's first Coronavirus patient who died yesterday revealed - (PHOTOS)

The name of the 61-year-old man has been given as Tarek Minkara, a resident of Kumasi.

He left behind a kid and a wife.

Ghana yesterday, recorded her first Coronavirus death at the Okomfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.

“The information I got from the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service is that that person [the Lebanese man] has died. He died today,” a Deputy Health Minister, Alex Abban confirmed in an interview monitored by

However in a developing, a reliable source to the family of the deceased indicates that family members have rejected claim by government that their beloved died of coronavirus.

According to them, Tarek has, been battling with sickness for about three months now and has been in and out of hospital for sometime now.

The source listed pneumonia as one of the sickness that plagued Tarek and possibly led to his death.


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