A care home has been struck by a Christmas tragedy after 18 of its residents reportedly died with coronavirus after a visit from a man dressed as Santa Claus.
The visit to the Hemelrijck care home in Mol, Antwerp, in early December is being blamed for infecting dozens of staff and residents after the unidentified man fell ill and tested positive three days after turning up.
Now local media in Belgium say 18 residents are dead and 121 have caught Covid-19, as well as 36 staff.
Five residents died over Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, it’s reported.
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