Malaysia

UK defends its care home coronavirus ‘protective ring’

Care homes are considered particularly vulnerable to the dangers of the outbreak. — Reuters pic
Care homes are considered particularly vulnerable to the dangers of the outbreak. — Reuters pic

LONDON, May 19 — Britain defended its handling of the coronavirus outbreak in care homes today, saying the government had put a “protective ring” around them and that 62 per cent of homes had reported no Covid-19 cases.

“From the start, we have worked hard to protect those in social care,” Health Secretary Matt Hancock told parliament. “We will keep working to strengthen the protective ring that we have cast around all of our care homes.”

Hancock said the number of deaths in care homes had fallen in the past week of reported data. He said 27 per cent of Covid-19 deaths in England had taken place in care homes compared to a European average of around half.

The opposition Labour Party’s spokeswoman for social care, Liz Kendall, said the government had been too slow to tackle the problems in care homes.

Football news:

Кад Cadiz returned to La Liga after 14 years
Pioli about 2:2 with Napoli: One point is a good result
Gattuso on Milan's penalty: the Rule needs to change. Jumping with your hands behind your back is another sport
Milan will offer 25 million euros for Celtic defender Ayer
Klopp on plans: Four years at Liverpool. After that, I want to do nothing for a year
Rogers Pro 1:4 with Bournemouth: Leicester play well only 45 minutes after the break
Inter and Roma are Interested in Garay