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

Covid-stricken and isolated in her Hong Kong home for a fortnight, 72-year old Lau was kept awake on many nights by severe headaches, a sore throat and constant feelings of helplessness.“I cried. I feared every day that if anything happened to me, no one would even know,” she said.The former dim sum seller, who asked to be identified only by her surname, has been living in a public housing flat in Kowloon City alone ever since her son moved out eight years ago. She has been separated from her…

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