Hong Kong’s elderly residents who live alone say they receive little support when they are infected with the coronavirus. Photo: Sam Tsang
Hong Kong’s elderly residents who live alone say they receive little support when they are infected with the coronavirus. Photo: Sam Tsang

Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s infected elderly residents isolating alone at home feel ‘hopeless’ with little family or community support

  • Social workers estimate more than 100,000 elderly residents living alone or with only their spouse have been infected during the latest surge
  • Ivan Lin, with the Society for Community Organisation, accuses government of failing to provide adequate support for vulnerable group

Hong Kong’s elderly residents who live alone say they receive little support when they are infected with the coronavirus. Photo: Sam Tsang
Hong Kong’s elderly residents who live alone say they receive little support when they are infected with the coronavirus. Photo: Sam Tsang
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