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
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

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