A 116-year-old French nun survived COVID-19.
Lucile Randon, whose religious name is Sister André, is the second-oldest known living person in the world, according to the Gerontology Research Group.
French media report that the nun tested positive for the virus in mid-January in the southern French city of Toulon.
But just three weeks later she is fit as a fiddle. She celebrated her 117th birthday on Thursday.
She told Var-Matin newspaper: “I didn’t even realize I had it.”
Sister André, who is blind, did not even worry when she heard the news of the diagnosis.
“She didn’t ask me about her health, but about her habits,” David Tavella, the communications manager for the home where she lives, told the paper.
“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.”
In January, 81 of the 88 residents of the facility tested positive and about 10 died, according to the newspaper.
Sister André is now officially cured and allowed to attend mass.
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