BRUSSELS

The Belgian city of Ghent is investigating the recent death of a girl from coronavirus, its Mayor Mathias De Clercq announced on Wednesday.

The administration is probing the way emergency services handled the assistance call, as the 12-year-old was taken to hospital by a neighbor apparently due to a misunderstanding.

The emergency center did not send an ambulance since the dispatcher was unable to tell if the family was calling for medical or police assistance, according to Sarah Frederickx, spokesperson for the federal police.

Ultimately, a police patrol was sent, but they found only one family member in the

Read more: Coronavirus: Belgian city investigates girl's death