Spain: Army disinfects Madrid nursing homes amid coronavirus response

The Military Emergency Unit (UME) continues with the disinfection of nursing homes in the Community of Madrid, as the Spanish state seeks to help mitigate the devastation COVID-19 has wrought in such institutions. According to reports, 1,307 elderly people have died in Spanish care homes from coronavirus, while data from the Community of Madrid show that 855 have died in Madrid homes. The... Еще images recorded on Thursday show EMU soldiers disinfecting different areas of the Las Camelias nursing home in Mostoles. It is estimated that there are some 390,000 elderly people living in almost 6,000 nursing homes throughout the country.
 Investigations have been launched after the corpses of elderly people killed by COVID-19 were found in a number of care homes in Spain. Elderly residents still alive were also found unattended by disinfection teams sent to some homes. Spain has 56,188 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 4,145 deaths from the disease. The number of recovered patients is also increasing, reaching 7,015 people. Madrid continues to be the centre of the epidemic.

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