A pedestrian pushes an elderly man in a wheelchair on a street in Shanghai, China, On April 12. Photo: Getty
A pedestrian pushes an elderly man in a wheelchair on a street in Shanghai, China, On April 12. Photo: Getty

Coronavirus: Shanghai’s forgotten elderly rely on help from kind, younger neighbours. It’s a ‘tragedy’ they have to endure

  • Shanghai’s hundreds of thousands of isolated elderly people have been hit hard by the city’s sudden lockdown and food and medicine shortages
  • Methods of survival used by others like buying groups are not always available due to technological barriers such as not being able to use smartphones

A pedestrian pushes an elderly man in a wheelchair on a street in Shanghai, China, On April 12. Photo: Getty
A pedestrian pushes an elderly man in a wheelchair on a street in Shanghai, China, On April 12. Photo: Getty
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