116 Year Old French Nun, Europe’s Oldest Person, Survives COVID

The Europe’s oldest person, 116 year old French nun survives COVID-19 and is set to celebrate her 117th birthday this week.

Sister Andre,  tested positive of COVID-19 in her retirement home in Toulon, Southern France on January 16 and was asymptomatic. She was isolated with other residents.

Sister Andre told France’s BFM television that she was not scared of dying, however she wished that it would be somewhere else.

“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 – join my big brother and my grandfather and my grandmother,” she said.

Meanwhile, Spokesperson of Sainte Catherine Labouré retirement home David Tavella said she was doing fine and was about to celebrate her 117th birthday this week. 

“We consider her to be cured. She is very calm and she is looking forward to celebrating her 117th birthday on Thursday,” Tavella said. 

“She has been very lucky,” he added.

She was born on February 11, 1904 and according to to the Gerontology Research Group’s World Supercentenarian Rankings List, she is the world’s second-oldest living person in the world.

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