In Portugal, a man was pronounced dead at a hospital and buried but was found alive 18 days later.
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The man was hospitalized two months ago with respiratory problems and contracted the coronavirus.
The man’s family was notified of his death by hospital staff on January 10, and he was buried two days later.
“They called my sister and informed her of my father’s death. I tried to look at the body but was not allowed,” Oliveira de Azeméis, the 92-year-old’s son, told local authorities.
“I insisted on seeing the body because I thought he was not my father, but he wouldn’t let me and I agreed,” he said.
But last week the bereaved family was informed that their father’s death was not a mistake but a mistake, he is still alive.
The person who was buried belonged to another family, who were later contacted and informed.
“The doctors at the hospital contacted us and said that we had made a mistake and that my father was still alive,” Oliveira de Azeméis said. He also apologized for the mistake.
Later, Oliveira de Azeméis visited his father in the hospital and said, “My father was alive and well, he talked.”
Despite the shock of the misinformation, Oliveira de Azeméis said he could understand how busy the medical staff was because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I know how hard the doctors are working at the moment, but I hope that caution will be exercised in the future,” he said.
A similar incident happened in November in India when a 75-year-old COVID-19 patient in Bengal returned home alive, days after being declared dead.