20 Apr 2020

Inside Spanish care home where half of residents have coronavirus symptoms

International Editor

Spain is now considering relaxing some of its draconian lockdown measures, as official fatality rates begin to slow.

But the death toll inside its care homes – just as here in the UK – is believed to have been vastly underestimated.

When Madrid released figures that include deaths in care homes of elderly residents who had coronavirus symptoms but weren’t tested – the city’s death toll almost doubled.

Lindsey Hilsum has the story of how one such nursing home is coping, in Torres de la Alameda, just east of the capital.

Directors: Mayte Carrasco, Marcel Mettelsiefen

Edit : Georgia Wyss