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Elderly Scots hospital patients infected with coronavirus to be sent into care homes as Jeane Freeman faces furious backlash

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coronavirus will still be sent into care homes despite assurances they would first need a negative test result, the Sunday Mail can reveal.Health Secretary Jeane Freeman is facing a furious backlash after admitting the shocking practice – believed to have contributed to deadly outbreaks during the first wave of the pandemic – is still allowed under her official guidelines.Government guidance, updated last month, states patients who test positive for Covid-19 could still be moved back into care homes.There are currently 141 homes – 13 per cent of Scotland’s total – fighting coronavirus infections, according to figures released yesterday, with 2156 residents having died since the pandemic began in March.When asked to ensure no Covid-19..

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