Aged Care Royal Commission hears hundreds are at risk of premature death due to COVID-19 | ABC News

Experts have told the Aged Care Royal Commission that hundreds of nursing home residents in Australia will die from coronavirus.

It’s also heard shocking testimony about the lack of protective equipment at some nursing homes.

And today the Federal Government hit back at claims it had no plan in place to deal with a COVID-19 outbreak in aged care homes.

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In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

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