UK nursing home workers arrested after COVID outbreak kills 9 residents

UK nursing home workers arrested after COVID outbreak kills 9 residents


Two workers at a UK nursing home were arrested in connection to a coronavirus outbreak that officials believe killed nine residents, local authorities said.

The series of deaths since Feb. 25 at Holmesley Care Home in Sidford, a village in Devon, all appear to be connected to a recent COVID-19 cluster, Devon-Cornwall Police said in a statement.

A “significant number” of residents and staff have tested positive for the virus, Sky News reported.

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In addition to the deaths, 10 other residents and one staff member have required hospital treatment, according to authorities.

A 57-year-old woman and a 30-year-old man who worked at the home were arrested on suspicion of willful neglect under the Criminal Justice and Courts Act of 2015, officials said.

No additional arrests are currently planned.

Chief Superintendent Dan Evans previously called the investigation into the deaths “complex.”

“I’ve no doubt there will be concern in the community regarding this incident and we are doing everything possible

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