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Mass virus test in French nursing home seeks to combat loneliness

 

Last updated 4/19/2020 at 11:34am



LORI HINNANT and JEAN-FRANÇOIS BADIAS

Associated Press

AMMERSCHWIR, France (AP) — Some were born in this warren of small rooms in what used to be a hospital, dating to the 17th century. Many are likely to die here. And all are currently confined to their rooms, denied the simple comfort of human companionship.

The residents at the Weiss nursing home in eastern France want to chat face to face, to play board games, to share meals. And so each gave a vial of blood to be tested for the coronavirus, as did each staff member — about 580 tests in all. The goal: to identify who must be isolat...



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