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What do you think is the correct way to prevent contagion in hospital wards?

My unit in Italy is still admitting new patients for elective surgery (mostly abdominal, cancer patients, etc.) and not testing the patients that come in unless they show symptoms.

Also patients aren't required to use masks and the staff is given one surgical mask a day and plenty of gloves as protection. No glasses or visors. No masks with filters.

They only tested the whole staff when the head nurse figured she had been infected, took the test and turned out to be positive. They all suspiciously came out negative (about 40 people tested).

I feel like this is being mishandled on several levels but I'm not sure, could you provide some insight on the matter?