July 24, 2020

‘A concentration of death’: Virus ravages S.Africa care home

Johannesburg (AFP) – “The sickness is around. We don’t know when we’re going to get it,” says 79-year-old Giuseppe Tassi.”I knew a couple of people who went to hospital and never came back.” Tassi is sitting in the lounge at the Casa Serena retirement home in the Johannesburg’s district of Germiston.The empty chairs tell their own tale of death and absence.At the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the facility — whose name means “serene home” in Italian — had 64 residents. Nearly a quarter of them have since died.”We lost 14, some of whom have died of COVID, and others have died with COVID,”…

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