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One resident dies and two others in isolation at Keady care home

The owners of the facility say they are taking all precautions

An elderly resident has died as a result of Covid-19 at a care home in Keady.

The death has been confirmed by the owners of Dunlarg Care Home.

Two others residents have been isolated.

The home, on the Keady Road, has 56 residents.

The owners of the facility, the Healthcare Ireland Group, say they are taking all precautions.

This includes checking the temperatures of staff before and after they begin shifts.

Residents are also being checked on a regular basis in order that any symptoms can be monitored and appropriate measures introduced.

The owners have also been keeping in touch with the families who have loved ones at the home to keep them fully appraised of the situation.

They have also been informed of the steps being taken in relation to the staff working there including the use of protective public equipment.

There has been a good community response in that regard and the home wants to reassure everyone that every precaution is being taken.

On Friday, local SF Councillor Darren McNally handed over masks, scrubs, sanatisers, aprons, gloves and hand wash on behalf of West Armagh Consortium/John Fields, who provided the package of PPE, and the friends of Sliabh Fuait and Cllr Bronagh Haughey who provided visors.

The Keady Apprentice Boys of Derry had also visited the home to hand over similar supplies.

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