A 116-year-old French nun, who’s believed to be the oldest individual in Europe, beat COVID-19 simply in time for her 117th birthday on Thursday, February 11.
Sister André, born Lucile Randon, examined optimistic for COVID-19 in her retirement residence within the metropolis of Toulon in southern France on January 16, reported local news agency Var-Martin (in French), who was the primary to unfold the information.
She was rapidly remoted from fellow residents, and remained asymptomatic all through her sickness, stating to Var-Martin that she did not even know she had COVID-19.
When requested by the French TV station BFM TV whether or not she had been nervous, Sister André expressed that she had not been scared when informed about her prognosis, as she is not afraid of dying.
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David Tavella, the spokesman for the Sainte Catherine Labouré retirement residence the place Sister André lives, mentioned she was doing properly. He went on to say that the Sister, who’s blind, will rejoice her birthday as ordinary, albeit, in a smaller group of residents in order to keep up COVID-19 laws and decrease the danger of infections.
Sister André was born in 1904, and joined a Catholic charitable order in 1944. She is believed to be the world’s second-oldest individual, as per the Gerontology Research Group‘s (GRG) World Supercentenarian Rankings Record. First place is taken by 118-year-old Kane Tanaka from Japan.
There have been different cases of older people surviving COVID-19, together with different centenarians, however none fairly so aged as Sister André. The virus has been particularly laborious on the older inhabitants, who’ve greater probabilities of catching it and being extra susceptible to its results. So it is nice information when somebody as outdated as Sister André beat COVID-19 with out many signs — or in her case, any —uncomfortable side effects.