DUBLIN – COVID-19 in nursing homes

Irish health authorities are to conduct a count of all death rates across residential care facilities, in a bid to survey the impact of the coronavirus in the country’s nursing homes.

All staff and residents of such facilities will also be tested for the virus by the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) over the next seven to ten working days, according to Irish news agency RTE.

Meanwhile, the chief of Nursing Homes Ireland, Tadhg Daly, has expressed concern over a leaked memo from Ireland’s Health Service Executive which had floated the idea of rationing personal protective equipment in nursing homes. (Samuel Stolton | EURACTIV.com)

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