News Ticker

Elderly in Darülaceze care home living in lockdown for nine months

Some 500 residents of Darülaceze, a public shelter for the elderly and those in need of special care in Istanbul, have been living in a continued lockdown for nine months, since the care home closed its doors to visitors to protect the elderlies early March when the COVID-19 pandemic made its way into Turkey.

“They spent the days wandering in the garden, solving crosswords in open air or playing with the cats of the institution,” said the officials.

According to the rules, no relatives have been permitted to enter Darülaceze. They were able to communicate with their families through phone calls.

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.