Aerial images filmed on Friday show the evacuation of a nursing home affected by a coronavirus outbreak in the La Florida commune, southwest of the Chilean capital.
According to local media, at least 21 of the 40 residents are believed to be infected. The residents were evacuated to the Schoenstatt Shrine of the Catholic Church, located in the same commune.
This is the second evacuation of a nursing home in the same week in La Florida. Last Monday the presence of COVID-19 was detected in a nearby facility and 30 people were evacuated.
According to data collected by Johns Hopkins University, Chile has more than 12,300 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 174 related deaths.