No way! – Ghana refuses to release COVID-19 dead body to Netherlands


A request demanding the remains of a citizen from The Netherlands who died of Covid-19 in Accra has been turned down by Ghanaian authorities.

A letter written and signed by Ghana’s Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, named the deceased as Mr Samuel Waterberg.

The remains of the victim who died at the Ga East Municipal Hospital in the Greater Accra Region had been moved to a private mortuary facility for preservation.

But it appears attempts by the government of The Kingdom of The Netherlands, to recover the body for burial has yielded little results.

“We regret to inform you that according to our Public Health Regulations, persons who died of such instances are directly handled by the State”, the letter sighted by read.

“Therefore, we are unable to grant you the request”, the letter added.

Ghana’s Covid-19 status

Some 152 persons have tested positive for the deadly Covid-19 outbreak.

The disease has so far killed five persons whilst at least two persons have recovered.

Ghana has since announced a partial lockdown amid border closures as it emerged that the disease was partly imported from worse-hit countries.

By Jonathan Ofori, Daily Mail GH

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