Elderly abandoned, die in retirement homes in SpainThe ice rink at the Palacio de Hielo, or Ice Palace, shopping centre in Madrid was made into a morgue to deal with a surge in deaths in the capital. MADRID: Spanish soldiers deployed to help fight the novel coronavirus pandemic have found elderly patients abandoned, and sometimes dead, at retirement homes. The army has been charged with helping to disinfect retirement homes in Spain, one of the countries worst hit by the pandemic. "The army, during certain visits, found some old people completely abandoned, sometimes even dead in their beds," she added. Retirement homes are "an absolute priority for the government", Health Minister Salvador Illa told a press conference.
Source: Bangkok Post March 24, 2020 03:56 UTC