KOMPAS.com – Regency DPRD Secretary Jepara Sutrisno Santoso said, before he died, Imam Zusdi Ghozali had a chance to go on a working visit to Gresik, East Java.
Sutrisno said, after returning from Gresik, Imam was sick and had to be treated at Sunan Kalijaga Regional Hospital, Demak, Central Java. Then referred to the Central Army Hospital (RSPAD) Gatot Soebroto.
“We are still waiting for confirmation from the family of the deceased regarding what illness he suffered. Plans for the funeral in Jepara,” Sutrisno said.
Meanwhile, Jepara Regent Dian Kristiandi said, Imam had died after being confirmed positive Covid-19.
He continued, it was based on the results of the examination swab throat by the method polymerase chain reaction (PCR).
Imam died at the Central Army Hospital (RSPAD) Gatot Soebroto, Jakarta on Saturday (1/8/2020) around 08.20 WIB, before he was treated since Thursday (7/30/2020).
“The deceased was positive of Covid-19,” explained Andi, Dian Kristiandi, when he was contacted Kompas.com via cellphone, Saturday (1/8/2020).
In addition, the priest has a history of comorbidities with diabetes mellitus.
“He has been suffering from diabetes for a long time and has been treated at the Gatot Soebroto Army Hospital in Jakarta since last Thursday,” he said.
“We are also deeply saddened. May the late husnul khatimah,” he continued.
The body of the Imam is planned to be buried in his hometown in TPU Tengger, Wedelan Village, Bangsri District, Jepara, Central Java.
The priest will be buried with the standard for the remains of the Covid-19 protocol.
“Tonight we are still waiting for the arrival of the body at the Bangsri Mosque. Scanning of the bodies has been carried out at Gatot Soebroto Army Hospital in Jakarta with the protocol covid-19, “said Covid-19 Coep-19 Task Force Acceleration Handling (GTPP) spokesperson, Dr. Fakhrudin, when contacted on Saturday.
(Contributor Writer Grobogan, Puthut Dwi Putranto Nugroho | Editor Teuku Muhammad Valdy Arief)