Nursing Home Patients Found Dead, Abandoned in Their Beds in Spain

MADRID, Spain — The reports are simply stomach-turning. A country’s most helpless and vulnerable people are allegedly being left to fend for themselves – abandoned and left to die in nursing homes across Spain.

According to the BBC, army soldiers brought in to disinfect nursing homes found elderly people all alone. Some of them were dead in their beds.

The European news network reports Spanish prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation, saying they are "going to be strict and inflexible when dealing with the way older people are treated."

Spain is dealing with a lethal surge of COVID-19 cases – second only to the staggering numbers that have crippled Italy.

The World Health Organization, which tracks coronavirus statistics from around the world, is reporting 1,720 deaths. But the BBC is citing the Spanish Health Ministry, which puts the number at 2,696.

Spain’s 46 million people have been locked down since March 14. The rules are so strict, according to Forbes, that even taking a walk outside has been banned.

People are only allowed to leave their homes to buy food and medicine.

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