After the Covid-19-infection of a nursing home assistant in Herborn, the test results are in ten Corona-suspected cases in the facility. In the case of the affected people are residents as well as employees of the institution, such as the Lahn-Dill-Kreis on Thursday evening announced. The device had been placed under quarantine after a worker was positive to Sars-CoV-2 tested. A total of around 30 people live in the facility.

The employee of the nursing home of the German Red cross is in Isolation. The residents were in their rooms under quarantine. Under the suspicion of both staff and residents are. One of the ten Affected had already shown symptoms and was taken on Thursday as well in a University clinic as an employee of the institution.

To protect against further spread of the Virus, the staff of the facility must wear protective clothing. In addition, locks will need to be built and it must be ensured that nobody enters the home, which is not directly for the care and operation charge, as the County had explained.

Meanwhile, is the protection of equipment against the Coronavirus in the care of the elderly in the state of Hesse in short supply. “The welfare associations in the League of Hesse and the Federal Association of private providers of social services currently complain about a severe shortage of protective equipment, at risk elderly and disabled persons in outpatient and inpatient care-acute”, had explained the associations on Thursday.

There is a lack of basic equipment such as disinfectants, disposable gloves and protective overalls. In the case of a Covid-19-suspicion of special protective masks with filters, protective suits, as well as protection in addition glasses need. In addition, the care of the elderly in the crisis management of the state government matches played so far a minor role.

dpa