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Care home closures 'to protect residents'

Six care homes on the Isle of Man have been temporarily closed to protect residents from COVID-19.

The news comes from Manx Care as the homes, across the island, close their doors to all visitors, new admissions and respite care- in a decision aligned with infection prevention and control.

Virus testing and screening will also be established across all other care homes.

A Manx Care spokesman said while the decision will be distressing for some, every effort will be taken to help residents keep in contact with families virtually.

The homes affected are:

Reayrt Ny Baie – Douglas
Southlands – Port St Mary
Cummal Mooar – Ramsey
Langness/Gansey – Port St Mary
Thie Meanagh/Sweetbriar – Douglas
Reayrt Skyal – Ramsey 

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