Britain Allows Hospitals To Discharge COVID-19 Patients From Nursing Homes Without Retesting

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(Reuters) – Britain changed its rules on Wednesday to allow coronavirus patients who have completed 14 days of isolation without showing COVID-19 symptoms to be transferred directly to nursing homes from hospitals without being re-tested for detection of the disease. These individuals were not considered to pose a risk of infection, according to the guidelines https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/designated-settings-for-people-discharged-to-a-care-home/discharge -into- residences-for-people-who-tested-positive-for-covid-19 issued by the government for nursing homes across the country. Previously, hospitals had to test anyone who was transferred to a nursing home 48 hours before discharge for COVID-19. British opposition MP Jonathan Ashworth criticized the move, saying it had “potentially tragic consequences.” “We urge ministers to review this guide and ensure that no one is discharged from a nursing home without a COVID test, to protect lives,” Ashworth said in an emailed statement. More than three million Britons have tested positive for COVID-19, one in 20 people now infected in parts of London. The rapidly spreading disease has threatened to overwhelm the National Health Service (NHS) as hospitals fill up with patients.

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