Family members attack ambulance of Pastor who died of COVID-19 in Delta State
A Senior Pastor of High Impact Christian Centre in Delta state, Wilson Okotie has been reported to have died of coronavirus complications on Monday in Delta state.
It was said that the Pastor was allegedly smuggled into a private hospital in Sapele, Delta State on Saturday after he developed coronavirus symptoms.
Pastor Wilson Okotie gave up the ghost at 6:40 pm while awaiting evacuation from Treasurehold Specialist Hospital along Ugbeyiyi road in Sapele, where he was admitted and been secretly managed against COVID-19 protocol.
Dr Richard Ikwuogu, who is the incident manager of Covid-19 response team stormed the hospital premises on Monday, where the deceased was admitted and sealed it on getting the information that two patients were being treated for Coronavirus in the hospital.
However, Vanguard reports the ambulance which came to evacuate the remains of the suspected COVID-19 patient was attacked by some persons suspected to be the late man's family members.
According to the source who asked for anonymity, "They attacked the ambulance that came to remove the corpse, threatening to burn it, maybe they were angry that the health status of their brother was revealed.
The driver escaped with the ambulance, and as I speak to you, the chairman is making arrangements with the security agencies to send the team back," he said.
The rate of coronavirus in the country is at the increase. The Nigeria Center for Disease Control announced 663 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 13,464.
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