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Socialists Urge Gov’t to Guarantee Safety of Elderly Care Homes

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.07.27.

The opposition Socialists have called on the government to assess the situation in all elderly care homes and make them safe before a second wave of the novel coronavirus epidemic.

Many elderly people are too concerned to move into a care home for fear of the coronavirus epidemic, Lajos Korózs, the Socialist leader of parliament’s welfare committee, told an online press conference on Facebook.

He noted, however, that hospitals, rather than homes had turned out to be hotbeds of the virus at its first outbreak.

Coronavirus: Over 900 Infections, 140 Deaths among Elderly Care Home Residents in Hungary
Coronavirus: Over 900 Infections, 140 Deaths among Elderly Care Home Residents in Hungary

Over 900 residents of elderly care homes in Hungary have so far contracted the novel coronavirus, and 140 of them have died, the koronavirus.gov.hu website said. The virus has been identified in 13 Budapest and 20 countryside care homes since its emergence in March, it said. Eight of the Budapest homes with infections are operated […]Continue reading

All care homes should be provided with protective gear and its staffers with a decent salary, he said, reiterating the demand that the government should grant all people working in the social sector the one-off bonus of 500,000 forints (EUR 1,420) health-care workers had been granted after the epidemic.

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