Fears grow for care homes as coronavirus cases rise across UK

Government urges care providers to take action to stop spread of virus among residents

Concerns are growing over an increase in Covid-19 cases in care homes in England, prompting the government to send an alert to care providers to highlight the rising rates and to call for action.

The letter, sent on Friday, urges care bosses to “take the necessary action to prevent and limit outbreaks”, pointing out that in the last three days there had been an increase in notifications of coronavirus cases in care homes.

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