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Facebook donates over 2,000 Portal video calling devices to UK care homes

Thursday 9 April 2020 | 11:29 CET | News
The UK Department for Health & Social Care (DHSC) announced that the NHS is working with technology companies during the Covid-19 pandemic to help care home residents and patients connect with family and friends using video call devices. 

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