Covid outbreak in old people’s home ‘spreads to local community’


The outbreak of Covid-19 in an old people’s home in Proença-a-Nova (in which staff and residents have been fully-vaccinated) has now spread into the wider community. The 155 cases within the home have been increased by 11 cases outside. Authorities will be offering free testing to local people, to start next week, to try and determine the scope of the outbreak. Meantime, most of the old people infected are in good spirits. One has died, three are in hospital and two are being treated within the home; the rest are bearing up and many are asymptomatic.