Seniors left to die at retirement homes amid coronavirus outbreak, Spain’s defense minister reveals

By The Christian Post

Rafael Aguilera, mayor of Alcala del Valle, Spain at a news conference on Monday March 23, 2020. | Screenshot: Facebook

Several patients at senior homes in Spain have been found dead after being abandoned by staff during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the country’s defense minister revealed, and prosecutors are now promising to prosecute those responsible.

The bodies were discovered by soldiers who were sent in to offer emergency healthcare assistance and disinfect the elderly people's homes, Spain’s Ministry of Defense said, according to The Telegraph. An unspecified number of abandoned dead bodies were discovered at the privately-run homes where most of the staff had stopped going after getting infected with the new coronavirus themselves.

“The army, during certain visits, found some older people completely abandoned, sometimes even dead in their beds,” Defense Minister Margarita Robles told the TV channel Telecinco. "We are going to be strict and inflexible when dealing with the way old people are treated in these residences.”

Source:The Christian Post