Life has gotten a whole lot lonelier for Wagga's elderly residents, who are being forced to cloister themselves away as the coronavirus risk intensifies.
One of them is 80-year-old Charles Baker, who suffers from respiratory problems that put him highly at risk of dying from coronavirus if he were to catch it.
As a result he has had to give up his beloved past-time of golf and shut himself away from friends and family, but he is at least kept company by his 74-year-old wife Gayle Baker.
Their daughter comes by to deliver groceries, but she leaves them at the door and avoids meeting them face-to-face in a bid to curb the risk of contagion.
Mrs Baker said the two of them used to have a vibrantly active social life, but were having to adjust to a much lonelier existence.
"I normally play golf and tennis, and I would go out for cards, meals, and coffee with friends - that's all over now," Mrs Baker said.
"The weather is so lovely. It's the best time of the year to be out and about, and you feel like you're missing out."
In other news:
Wagga retiree David Longmore said he has seen nothing like it in all his 80 years of living, even after having gone through World War II, the Global Financial Crisis, and waves of other epidemics.
"It's a total disaster. I've never seen anything like it in my lifetime and I'll never see it again," Mr Longmore said.
"This is just crazy."
Mr Longmore said that he isn't worried about his own health, which remains extraordinarily robust for an 80-year-old.
He still walks to and from the shops carrying large bags of groceries and boasts a clean bill of health, which he attributes to an active lifestyle.
"I'm not concerned. I'm fairly active for an 80-year-old," Mr Longmore said.
"I'm more worried about the people who have lost their jobs, especially if they are paying off a mortgage."
Mr Longmore used to go dancing with friends and volunteer for community radio, but will now have to adjust to a quieter lifestyle in the age of coronavirus.
"Hopefully this doesn't last too long," Mr Longmore said.