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Aged care ‘the new front line’ as 40 Victorian nursing homes report COVID-19 cases – The Age

The number of Victorian aged care residents who have COVID-19 has almost tripled in five days.

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Many aged care staff are forced to work shifts at different locations as there are few full-time roles in the sector.
Mr Hunt said the “care of our elderly” was now one of Australia’s main health priorities, with the government providing one million face masks to aged care facilities in regional Victoria and another million allocated for disability workers.
Around 80 per cent of Victoria’s positive cases since mid-May have occurred via “transmission in workplaces, including private-sector aged…

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