Covid-19: Nazareth House care home in Cape Town confirms death of third resident

Covid-19: Nazareth House care home in Cape Town confirms death of third resident

A third resident at Cape Town’s Nazareth House for the aged has died of Covid-19, the facility said on Wednesday.

CEO Wayne Devy said this was in spite of the extreme measures that Nazareth House had introduced to protect its residents and staff from the coronavirus even before the lockdown began.

News24 reported on Tuesday that, by 8 May, two residents had died, while four residents and 11 staff members had tested positive.

Devy on Wednesday said Nazareth House is well-known for its homes for the elderly, the disabled, and abandoned children, with facilities in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Port Elizabeth, as well as Vredehoek and Elsies River in Cape Town.

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