Covid-19: More state support needed for old-age facilities – expert

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Questions have also been raised about whether the department of social development, which funds many old-age residential facilities, is providing the necessary support. Picture: iStock/ Interstid
Questions have also been raised about whether the department of social development, which funds many old-age residential facilities, is providing the necessary support. Picture: iStock/ Interstid

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As the Covid-19 coronavirus infection and death rates rise among people who are 60 and older, old-age residential facilities are battling with costly interventions to keep residents safe.

Questions have also been raised about whether the department of social development, which funds many of these facilities, is providing the necessary support.

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