A view of Mayor square in central Madrid, Spain, on Friday, March 13, 2020 [AP Photo/Manu Fernandez]

Madrid, Spain – Magdalena Arance survived the Spanish Civil War and she is confident she will also survive the coronavirus pandemic. However, aged 84, Arance is among the population most at risk from the new virus that has swept the world and has put her home country, Spain, under quarantine.

Her confidence comes from the help she is receiving from her neighbours, some of whom she had never met before these difficult times.

Like Arance’s neighbours, hundreds of volunteers in Spain’s capital Madrid are offering to bring medicine or groceries to elderly and sick people who live in their districts so they do not have to

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