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Quarantine means lonely deaths for some elderly in Yucatan

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At least four elderly people in Yucatan have died alone in their homes since quarantines began.

Social distancing has meant fewer family visits, often to devastating effects for the elderly. One was in an advanced state of decomposition in a building in the Esperanza neighborhood.

The latest case involved an elderly woman who was found dead at her home in the Mulsay neighborhood.

The deceased was identified as Mercedes “N”, 76, who was found by a neighbor bringing her food.

The neighbor requested emergency services, but paramedics who arrived at the scene confirmed that the woman had died.

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