BERLIN

Due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, whose mortality rate is higher in the elderly, a series of measures have been taken in nursing homes in Europe.

Nursing homes in the worst-hit countries by the pandemic, such as Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, and Spain, have been facing serious difficulties.

Visitors are banned from these facilities as part of measures to stem the spread of the virus, while there is a shortage of medical supplies.

Some families want to take their relatives from these facilities as they fear that there is no enough protection against the virus.

According to Robert Koch

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