COVID-19 scare hits Victorian aged care home putting facility on high alert

COVID-19 scare hits Victorian aged care home putting facility on high alert

Victoria's coronavirus outbreak has put an aged care home on high alert after it was feared a resident could have COVID-19. The resident was returned to the mecwacare John Atchison Centre aged care and retirement home in Hoppers Crossing, south west of Melbourne, after being in hospital. It was only when they arrived back that the facility was told the resident may have COVID-19, putting everyone on notice and sending the home into lockdown. But late last night the resident tested negative to the virus. The facility is now monitoring the situation closely after a deadly outbreak there during the state's second wave last year. In 2020, 18 residents of the home died from COVID-19, a figure the facility is keen to avoid. The scare comes as a staff member …
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