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Elderly Facilities Bracing for Mass Infection with Coronavirus

Elderly Facilities Bracing for Mass Infection with Coronavirus

   Tokyo, Feb. 11 (Jiji Press)--Operators of facilities for elderly people in Japan are taking full-fledged measures to prevent mass infection among users with the new coronavirus originating in Wuhan in China's Hubei Province.
   They are concerned that once elderly people get the virus, their symptoms tend to become serious.
   Workers at Wayoen, a home for the elderly in the city of Chiba, east of Tokyo, have been instructed to make sure that they wear masks, check their temperatures, and wash hands and gargle while on duty, so as not to bring in the virus.
   Alcohol disinfectants and humidifiers are installed at many places in the facility, where about 170 people live. While these are the same as measures against influenza, Hiroshi Takahashi, 58, head of the elderly home, said, "We're taking thorough measures although they may be too much."
   "I see to it that I wash my hands and gargle also outside of the facility," Wayoen worker Takako Tsushima, 52, said.

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