Elderly Hongkongers who live alone face isolation and anxiety amid the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Elderly Hongkongers who live alone face isolation and anxiety amid the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Amid coronavirus outbreak, bigger killers lurk for Hong Kong’s elderly living alone – isolation and panic

  • City’s most vulnerable groups are left to face contagion alone, with lack of masks and no physical ability to source for them
  • They are stuck at home with no companions, feeling anxious over news images of panic buying citywide, while community activities have been cancelled

Elderly Hongkongers who live alone face isolation and anxiety amid the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Elderly Hongkongers who live alone face isolation and anxiety amid the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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