By Sarah Keane • 02 January 2021 • 16:19
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COVID outbreak in an Elche nursing home leaves residents without a doctor for two weeks
The Association for the Rights and Welfare of the Elderly in Residences (ADBAR) released a statement confirming an outbreak of Covid-19 in an Elche nursing home. Eight residents tested positive on January 1 at the Altabix residence after a staff member contracted Covid on December 29. All residents are asymptomatic and are isolating.
More concerning still is the fact that residents haven’t had access to a doctor for two weeks; the Altabix medic also works in the Day Centre where a significant Covid outbreak was reported and is thus not permitted to work with the nursing home residents.
The rollout of vaccinations in Elche nursing homes is due to begin on Monday, January 4 in those residences without an active outbreak; the facilities with positive cases will be evaluated separately.
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
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