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The faultline: How was deadly coronavirus storm in nursing homes missed?

Our care facilities have become the focus point in the coronavirus pandemic, reports Maeve Sheehan

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Cracks are appearing and nursing homes are the fault line

Cracks are appearing and nursing homes are the fault line

Cracks are appearing and nursing homes are the fault line

On April 3, the first case of Covid-19 was recorded in the Maryborough Centre in Co Laois. Public health authorities are unsure how the virus was introduced to this old building, according to sources.

The psychiatric facility for elderly people, which is also known as St Fintan's Hospital, is an old building where older people share rooms.

Staff at the hospital are not speaking about the tragedy that unfolded there last weekend — their employment contracts don’t permit them to. But informed sources say the public health officials are still unclear how the virus got through.


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