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Special measures at the Order’s care home in Madrid

Staff follow strict guidelines for coronavirus

Madrid, 24 March 2020

Medical staff of the San Juan Bautista residential home, Madrid

Medical staff at the 84-bed San Juan Bautista nursing home  at Aldea del Fresno, on the outskirts of Madrid, follow all precaution to protect the elderly residents.The Order of Malta in Spain runs a range of projects in the country’s main cities, including care for the elderly, special equine and horticultural therapy for the disabled, summer camps for young people, and soup kitchens in Madrid, Barcelona and Seville (which up until this week have fed many hundreds of homeless and poor every day).

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