105-year-old among 3 palms residents to recover from COVID-19

Georgetown, GUYANA June 13, 2020 – The Ministry of Social Protection has reported that a 105-year-old female resident who tested positive for COVID-19 at The Palms Geriatric Home has fully recovered.

She is one of three residents who recuperated and will soon be re-integrated with the other residents at the institution.

The Palms Geriatric Home

The remaining seven (7) residents who are recovering are being monitored in accordance with the strict control measures implemented by the Ministry of Health.

All positive cases are quarantined in a separate ward.

The first case at the Palms was recorded on May 5 and due to rigorous screening of residents and staff, there have been no new cases since May 23.

The Home, which falls under the purview of the Social Protection Ministry, provides 24-hour nursing care for elderly residents.

The Social Protection Ministry thanks the staff at the Palms who worked tirelessly to ensure the health and safety of the residents are the number one priority.

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