Italy doctors warn of 'bio bombs' from patients sent to care homes

Turin mayor Chiara Appendino stands at attention as an elderly woman walks by during a minute of silence on March 31, 2020 in Turin to commemorate Covid-19 victims. Italian doctors have warned that a policy to send patients discharged from hospital but still positive for coronavirus to care homes is like priming "biological bombs". PHOTO | MARCO BERTORELLO | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Hundreds of people in care homes are feared to have succumbed to the disease.
  • Doctors have voiced serious concerns over the safety of the 300,000 or so residents in Italy's 7,000 care homes.
  • Worried relatives have been bringing staff homemade masks and non-medical gowns.



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