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Care home has six people with coronavirus

by LLB Reporter
16th Mar 20 12:00 pm

A care home in North Lanarkshire have put in place “strict infection control measures” after six people have tested positive for coronavirus.

John Kirk, managing director of the care home said, “The health, safety and wellbeing of our residents and colleagues is of paramount importance. As such, we are committed to doing everything we can to keep them safe.

“We are working closely with all the relevant bodies, including NHS Lanarkshire and Health Protection Scotland, as we implement our comprehensive contingency plan, which includes closing the home to all but absolutely essential visitors, and continuing to take steps to ensure the highest standards of hygiene and infection control.”

Dr John Logan, NHS Lanarkshire consultant in public health medicine said, “We appreciate this is a very worrying time for many people.

“Highgate Care Home has implemented infection prevention and control measures and the NHS Lanarkshire Health Protection Team will continue to provide advice and support to the care home manager and staff.”

The British health secretary Matt Hancock has said on Sunday that every Briton aged over 70 will be told “within the coming weeks” to stay at home, possibly for up to four months.

Hancock told the BBC when the rule is enforced by the government it will last “a very long time.”

Hancock was asked by the BBC’s Andrew Marr when the new rule comes into place, it has been reported to last as long as four months?

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