An elderly coronavirus survivor has been applauded by staff at her Cornwall care home as she left isolation.
86-year-old Rosemary left the isolation ward at St Martin’s in Camborne on Friday [May 1].
Rosemary, who wants to keep her surname private, had tested positivefor coronavirus when she first arrived at the home 21 days ago.
She had previously been discharged from hospital following treatmentfor a non-virus related condition.
Her symptoms were not serious and she is now out of isolation.
Watch the heartwarming reception below:
Jill Pugliese, St Martin’s deputy manager, said “We were all delighted. She’s a lovely lady and I’m sure she enjoyed all the one-to-one pampering she got."
"She’s joined the other residents in the main part of the home and says she’s going to miss being the sole centre of attention.
“She’s a great character and we’re so happy she’s going to be okay.”
The home is run by Cornwall Care, a registered charity which operates 16 homes across the county.
Each home has a designated isolation area which is used when two or more residents test positive for Covid-19.
The group said it had seen comparatively few confirmed cases, with only a quarter of its homes having to put their well-rehearsed coronavirus plans into action.