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What’s being done nationally to prevent coronavirus outbreaks in aged care homes? – ABC News

First it was Newmarch house in New South Wales, and now outbreaks in Victoria’s aged care sector are a reminder of the risk the virus poses to elderly Australians, particularly in residential facilities. Here are measures being taken to stop it.

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First it was Newmarch house in New South Wales, and now outbreaks in Victoria’s aged care sector are a deadly reminder of the risk the virus poses to elderly Australians, particularly in residential facilities.
Of the roughly 4,500 active cases in the state, 683 are linked to aged care facilities.
Health officials have made it clear high rates of community transmission mean the virus will find its way into these facilities, but significant work has and is still being done to shield residents …

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