EUROPE’S OLDEST PERSON WHO SURVIVED CORONAVIRUS IS NOW 117-YEARS-OLD

Highlights
• Europe’s oldest person, French nun Sister Andre, who had survived dreadful coronavirus last month has turned 117 on Thursday
• Sister Andre celebrated her birthday with a special birthday feast that included her favourite dessert, Baked Alaska
• Talking to the AFP, she said “I’m told that I got it and I was very tired, it’s true, but I didn’t realise it.”

Europe’s oldest person, French nun Sister Andre, who had survived dreadful coronavirus last month has turned 117 on Thursday. Along with COVID-19, Sister Andre has also survived through two world wars. She celebrated her birthday with a special birthday feast that included her favourite dessert, Baked Alaska.

She didn’t realise she had caught the coronavirus, which infected 81 residents of her retirement home in the southeast city of Toulon, killing 10 of them said Sister Andre, who was born as Lucile Randon on February 11, 1904.
Talking to the AFP, she said “I’m told that I got it and I was very tired, it’s true, but I didn’t realise it.”

On the other hand, David Tavella, spokesman for the Sainte-Catherine-Laboure nursing home, said Sister Andre had “experienced a triple confinement: in her wheelchair, in her room and without a visit”.