Imperial Nursing Home has been closed in north west England amid fears the facility will be overcrowded.
The nursing home in Walthamstow, west London, has been shut for at least the past week, with the council said to be preparing to take it to court if necessary.
The Royal Berkshire Hospital has been ordered to close as well.
A spokeswoman for the council’s health service said: “The council has informed Imperial Hospitals Nursing Home that it must close in the coming weeks.”
The council is working with Imperial Hospities Nursing Home to ensure that the facility is fit for use and safe to discharge patients.
“Imperial Hospitals Nursery is now under strict conditions, and has been advised to report to a health authority in the area within the next week.”
The Royal Berkshire Hospital has said it has “nothing to add” to the closure announcement.
A spokesman for the Royal Berkshire said: “Royal Berkshire Hospital is working closely with Imperial to secure safe conditions for its patients and staff.”
We have no further comment to make at this stage.