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Covid-19 lockdown affected lives of 65% elderly due to job loss: Report

The study also highlighted that 42 per cent of the elders reported worsening of health conditions during the lockdown

Story in numbers: Elderly population is alone and vulnerable amid lockdown
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Due to the lockdown, the study said 78 per cent of elders faced challenges accessing essential goods and services nationally

Press Trust of India New Delhi
The coronavirus lockdown impacted the livelihood of 65 per cent of the elders and they either had no work or faced a drastic loss in their wages during the period, according to a new study.

'The Elder Story: Ground Reality during Covid 19' was released on the occasion of the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on Monday. It was conducted by HelpAge India, which surveyed 5,099 elders across 17 states and four Union territories.

It found that of those 65 per cent elders whose livelihoods had been impacted, 67 per cent were in the age group of 60-69 years, a

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First Published: Jun 15 2020 | 2:25 PM IST

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