(gl) In a retirement home in Balerna (Ticino), half of the staff and two-thirds of the residents of the house showed positive results for the corona virus in an area test. One of these cases could be traced back to the English variant, the Ticino health service announced Thursday afternoon. A thorough analysis of a smear from the affected resident would have shown this. This person had already tested positive at the end of December. But the case was suspicious for the county doctor due to reinfection.
This is why a test was ordered for all nurses and all other residents. Rapid spread has been confirmed. The municipal retirement home of Balerna is now closed to outside visitors. In addition, all people who have been in contact with residents or caregivers are found. You should go to quarantine. They are also offered to take a free test.