Breaking: 12-year-old Ghanaian becomes youngest girl in Europe to die of COVID-19

Breaking: 12-year-old Ghanaian becomes youngest girl in Europe to die of COVID-19

- A 12-year-old Ghanaian native based in Belgium has reportedly died of the coronavirus

- The teenager had a fever but was reportedly sent home by a doctor who thought she was having an allergic reaction

- Her condition worsened after she got home and died as a result of the coronavirus

- The 12-year-old has been reported as the youngest person to have died from the virus in Europe

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A 12-year-old Ghanaian indigene resident in Belgium has reportedly died of the coronavirus after she was sent home from the hospital.

She is the youngest person to have died of coronavirus in the country.

Thesun.co.uk also reports that the 12-year-old girl, who died of coronavirus in Belgium was reportedly sent home by a doctor who thought she was having an allergic reaction.

Briefly.co.za learned that she had fever and doctors gave her medication to address it, and a GP told her mother that the coronavirus "seemed out of the question" as a possible cause.

But her condition worsened after she got home to the point that, she was struggled to breathe.

Her mother, a Ghanaian, phoned for an ambulance, but a language barrier meant an operator wasn't able to tell what she wanted.

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The call ended without an ambulance being dispatched, and dispatchers were unable to reconnect with the mother after three attempts to call her back.

Emergency workers also listened back to the first call but were still unable to tell what the mother was asking for.

Police were sent to the address but by then a friend had taken the family to a hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.

The 12-year-old has been reported as the youngest person to have died from the virus in Europe.

Meanwhile, it was reported that Ghana's coronavirus confirmed cases have shot up to 204. The Ghana Health Service says the nine additional cases were all recorded in Accra.

Ghana's case previously stood at 195.

In other stories, Ghanaian computer programmer, Joshua Opoku Agyemang, has manufactured reusable 3D printed face mask with replaceable and recyclable filters.

A previous report featured an automatic hand-washing designed by the genius to help in the fight against COVID-19 in Ghana.

Joshua Opoku Agyemang’s innovations are to support the national effort for the preventive and treatment measures against the spread of the COVID-19.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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