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26 EU nursing home residents die of COVID after Santa visit

26 EU nursing home residents die of COVID after Santa visit
A misguided attempt to bring some holiday cheer to the residents of a Belgian retirement community took a nightmarish turn after a visit from Santa Claus sparked an outbreak that has killed 26 residents in roughly two weeks.

A misguided attempt to bring some holiday cheer to the residents of a Belgian retirement community took a nightmarish turn after a visit from Santa Claus sparked an outbreak that has killed 26 residents in roughly four weeks.The residents of the Hemelrijck home in Mol, outside Antwerp, celebrated with Santa--a son of one of the residents--on Dec.5, but the infections started almost immediately following the event organized by the home’s management.So far, more than 11,060 people--half of whom were nursing home residents--have died from COVID.

Nick has been described as “completely irresponsible” by municipal officials, despite previously saying everyone involved in the visit wore face coverings.While the cause of the outbreak is uncertain, the visit from St.

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