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PERUWELZ, Belgium (Reuters) - Residents of a Belgian retirement home are able to soothe the pain of social distancing measures imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic by embracing their loved ones through a 'hug curtain'.
NAVALCARNERO, Spain (Reuters) - The sounds of tears and laughter rang through the Casaverde nursing home in Navalcarnero outside Madrid on Monday, as residents received their first visitors since the facility was locked down in March.
The lack of contact with family due to the coronavirus restrictions has been hard to bear for nursing home residents, many of whom are battling dementia.
Many seniors have overcome a number of serious crises in life and have likely to have built up a store of inner resources and coping mechanisms.
PARIS (Reuters) - In late February, as the COVID-19 pandemic was about to hit, French President Emmanuel Macron faced a critical decision. Like most countries, France did not have enough protective face masks.
TOKYO: The Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic in Japan has brought not just an epidemic of infections, but also an onslaught of bullying and discrimination against the sick, their families and health workers. A government campaign to raise awareness seems to be helping, at least for medical workers.
MIRI: Pioneering Mill Hill Catholic missionary Bro Albert Rottensteiner, who was well-known for his work with the Sarawak native communities, passed away aged 87.
Three doctors, who volunteered to serve at care homes, were apalled at the severe staff shortages, inadequate protective materials and even infected patients who were not wearing masks.
MIRI: Pioneering Mill Hill Catholic missionary Brother Albert Rottensteiner, who built Sarawak's first micro-hydroelectric dam, has passed away.
VILLENEUVE-LOUBET, France (Reuters) - Cecile Oury could not embrace her mother, an 89-year-old resident of a French nursing home, and they were divided by a transparent plastic screen, but they were at least together for the first time since the coronavirus outbreak.