Coronavirus: At least 750 home carers to be redeployed to nursing homes

Sick nursing home residents will no longer be sent to hospital for treatment

Another 14 patients diagnosed with Covid-19 have died, the National Public Health Emergency Team have reported, with 212 new cases recorded. Video: RTE News Now

Hundreds of home carers are to be redeployed to nursing and residential care homes to plug staffing gaps caused by outbreaks of coronavirus.

Separately, public health officials have said most nursing home residents who contract the disease will not be sent to hospital for treatment, in an attempt to break the chain of transmission of the disease.

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