US News Covid-19. All nursing homes equipped with antigenic tests by next week

17:00  27 october  2020
17:00  27 october  2020 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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All nursing homes in France will receive "by next week" antigenic tests that reduce the time it takes to screen for the coronavirus, promised this Tuesday, October 27, 2020, the Minister Delegate in charge of Autonomy, Brigitte Bourguignon.

By the end of the week or the beginning of next week, all nursing homes will be equipped with in antigenic tests, declared the Deputy Minister in charge of Autonomy, Brigitte Bourguignon, this Tuesday, October 27, on the sidelines of a trip to a nursing home in Bobigny, near Paris.

According to her, this was necessary in order to be able to detect quickly and thus avoid clusters which become more dangerous, the second wave (of Covid-19) being very strong .

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Results in 15 to 30 minutes

Antigenic tests allow a result to be obtained in 15 to 30 minutes compared to several days for PCR tests. Authorized in early October by the High Authority for Health, they have already been used on an experimental basis in recent weeks for a screening campaign among the staff of 80 nursing homes in Ile-de-France or in the Grand Est region.

We must isolate when there is a case and do not wait, because it can take very quickly in these shared living spaces, to the detriment of residents and caregivers, added the minister.

550 homes of transmission in nursing homes

Currently, 550 homes of transmission (clusters) are being investigated in nursing homes, a figure that is rising sharply, she said.

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The executive meets during health defense councils on Tuesday and Wednesday to take stock of the Covid-19 epidemic and prepare a new turn of the screw on control measures, which could go as far as re-containment.

"There will be decisions concerning nursing homes" , confirmed Mrs. Bourguignon, without specifying the scenarios on the table.

However, she pleaded for isolation and protection by not completely closing visitation rights to residents.

Graduated, proportionate responses are needed to maintain the right of people to maintain social ties with their families, sometimes their caregivers, she said.

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