France sends fast Covid tests to nursing homes amid surge in cases

A health worker shows a sample collected during a nasal covid test. The sample will be sent to a lab, which will deliver the test result in 24 to 48 hours. Photo taken at Paris' Charles-de-Gaulle airport on August 04, 2020
A health worker shows a sample collected during a nasal covid test. The sample will be sent to a lab, which will deliver the test result in 24 to 48 hours. Photo taken at Paris' Charles-de-Gaulle airport on August 04, 2020 Mehdi Chebil

Virus pressure is mounting at French nursing homes, where more than 400 people with COVID-19 have died in the past week and some residents are again being confined to their rooms and cut off from their families. 

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