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Elderly not forgotten in Turkey amid pandemic

With millions of senior citizens in Turkey confined to their homes due to the coronavirus pandemic, Turkish authorities are ensuring their daily needs are met swiftly and help is just a phone call away. To protect the public from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Interior Ministry has restricted the movement of people older than 65, and mobilized support groups to help them during the self-isolation period. Senior citizens can contact the police or other groups through dedicated hotlines to convey their needs. Social assistance groups, made up of officials from the police, gendarmerie, and disaster relief agency, then bring them whatever they need, including food, household goods, or even pension payments. According to the ministry, to date, the support groups have assisted more than one million people.

Link: https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/elderly-not-forgotten-in-turkey-amid-pandemic-153644

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