The alarm went off around March 5, when some elderly people began to experience fever and cough at Villa delle Palme, but the first swabs were made only two weeks later. From that moment, the assisted health residence no longer allowed family members to enter. Just the visit of one relative from the North one of the patients could be the cause of the infection inside the nursing home.
This is also the conviction of the mayor, Francesco Agnello, who communicated, through Facebook, the region’s decision to declare Villafrati a “red zone”. “From March 19, when the first swabs were placed – explains the mayor – some employees have stayed in the facility to sleep in a preventive manner, others have decided to remain in quarantine in their homes”.