The “superspredder” blamed Santa for the massive outbreak of the corona virus in a care home.
Authorities at the Mole in Antwerp are investigating after a positive test on several employees at the Hemelorridge Residential Home. Covid-19, a follows Christmas A visit from a man dressed as St. Nicholas.
The man later became ill and tested positive Coronavirus, Urges authorities to test home residents.
According to preliminary reports, 45 employees tested positive, while Flemish Broadcaster VRT reports that the number has risen to 75, including 14 staff.
Mol Wim Cares Mayor told VRT, “The visit was well-intentioned but went wrong.”
This is a very dark day for the care home.
“The man who played for St. Nicholas and the organizers and staff had to endure a great deal of mental stress.”
He said it would be on all hands to control the virus and was drafted to help council workers, the Red Cross and the governor of Antwerp province.
The care home staff hoped the visit would boost morale among the staff, as Santa had not felt ill prior to the visit.
According to reports, people with the disease experience only mild or moderate symptoms.
In a press release issued to local media, Molly said municipal officials visited various community areas, such as the Father Christmas sitting room.
“He kept his distance from the residents and covered his face. The staff covered their faces,” the statement said.
Although the photos obtained by VRT showed residents without masks.
Mr Kears said: “In the beginning [the care home] Said the rules were followed, but soon you will get photos from the families of the residents, where you can see that this is not the case. “
The team was very shocked by what happened, but it prompted them to pull out the virus again, said Janus Verhen, a spokeswoman for Armonia, which runs the house.