Seniors stuck at home, caught between loneliness and fear of Covid-19

(Clockwise from top left) Madam Goh Oa Moy, Madam Nellie Wee, Madam Goh Beng Choo and Ms Shyla Harikes. ST PHOTOS: SAMUEL ANG, KUA CHEE SIONG
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SINGAPORE - Afraid to leave her Housing Board flat for fear of contracting Covid-19, Ms Annie So keeps the radio and TV on all day for the company.

"I feel very lonely because there is nobody at home to talk to," says the 63-year-old former factory worker.

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