An elderly Indian couple in Gauhati watch Prime Minister Narendra Modi address the nation in a televised speech about the Covid-19 pandemic. The lockdown has negatively impacted many of India’s elderly. Photo: AP
An elderly Indian couple in Gauhati watch Prime Minister Narendra Modi address the nation in a televised speech about the Covid-19 pandemic. The lockdown has negatively impacted many of India’s elderly. Photo: AP

Coronavirus lockdown leaves many of India’s elderly stranded without carers, family help

  • India’s three-week lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19 has made it impossible for many carers and family members to travel
  • Community initiatives have been started to check on the elderly and deliver food and medicines to them

An elderly Indian couple in Gauhati watch Prime Minister Narendra Modi address the nation in a televised speech about the Covid-19 pandemic. The lockdown has negatively impacted many of India’s elderly. Photo: AP
An elderly Indian couple in Gauhati watch Prime Minister Narendra Modi address the nation in a televised speech about the Covid-19 pandemic. The lockdown has negatively impacted many of India’s elderly. Photo: AP
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