Nine residents and six employees of a home infected with Covid

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Nine residents and six employees of a home infected with Covid


All residents and employees of Home Dubied in Couvet were screened for Covid-19 on Saturday following a positive test from one of the residents. In total, fifteen people have been infected with the virus.


Visits to the Home Dubied are now prohibited.


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Visits to the Home Dubied are now prohibited.


Home Dubied in Couvet (NE) is strongly affected by the Covid-19. Of 33 residents, nine were infected. Six staff members of the “care” sector are also affected.

“Following the positivity of one of the residents to the Covid test carried out on Friday, all of the residents of the institution as well as all of the employees underwent, during the day of Saturday, screening for the virus”, a indicated Sunday evening the EMS. The results “testify to a serious situation”.

Visits strictly prohibited

Visits to the EMS are now and until further notice strictly prohibited. The president of the Foundation Board, Claude-Alain Kleiner told Arcinfo that the infected residents are doing well for the moment and that their condition is stationary.

In the press release, we can read that “the management of the EMS, in close collaboration with the cantonal doctor, immediately took all the necessary measures in order, on the one hand, to prevent the spread of the virus in the walls of the hospital. ‘institution”. Contaminated residents were placed on the same floor. Arcinfo also specifies that everyone will be tested again on Thursday.

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