Turkey’s Vefa social support groups have reached out 569,549 families via a helpline established by the country’s Interior Ministry to meet the needs of senior citizens in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

The country has implemented a partial curfew for its citizens aged 65 and older, who are more susceptible to the virus. 

According to its Interior Ministry, more than 64,000 people have so far called on the helpline for assistance. 

The needs of over 569,549 people have been met by the support groups, which delivered food and medicines to their homes. 

The helplines are listed as 112,

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