World’s second oldest person survives Covid aged 116 as blind nun says ‘I didn’t even know I had it’
THE WORLD'S second-oldest person, a 116- year-old-nun, has beaten coronavirus.
Sister Andre told local media she "didn't even realise she had it" and that she "wasn't scared".
Sister Andre, born Lucile Randon, tested positive for Covid-19 in January, after an outbreak at her retirement home in Toulon, France.
The nun who is a wheelchair user was isolated from the other residents but didn't develop any symptoms.
Sister Andre has now made a full recovery and is expecting to celebrate her 117th birthday tomorrow.
David Tavella, spokesman for the Sainte Catherine Labouré retirement home, told Var-Matin newspaper: "She has been very lucky.
"She didn't ask me about her health, but about her habits. For example, she wanted to know if meal or bedtime schedules would change.
"She showed no fear of the disease. On the other hand, she was very concerned about the other residents."
Sister Andre, originally from Ales, France, wasn't alarmed at all when she got the diagnosis.
When asked if she was scared of having Coronavirus she toldFrench newspaper Var-Matin: "No, I wasn't scared, because I wasn't scared to die.
"I'm happy to be with you, but I would wish to be somewhere else – to join my big brother, and my grandfather and my grandmother."
Sister Andre will celebrate her birthday with a smaller group of residents than usual.
According to the Gerontology Research Group's (GRG) World Supercentenarian Rankings List,Sister Andre, who was born on 11 February 1904 is also Europe's oldest person.
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