Europe’s oldest person aged 116 survives corona

11 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Europe’s oldest person aged 116 survives corona

A French nun who is Europe’s oldest person has survived Covid-19, just days before her 117th birthday, reports BBC.

Lucile Randon, who took the name of Sister Andre in 1944, tested positive for coronavirus on 16 January but didn’t develop any symptoms.

She told local media she “didn’t even realise I had it”. She isolated separately from other residents in her retirement home in Toulon, southern France, but is now considered fully recovered. Sister Andre, who is blind and uses a wheelchair, is now looking forward to celebrating  

her birthday on Thursday - although she is going to mark the occasion with a smaller group of residents than usual. “She has been very lucky,” David Tavella, spokesman for the Sainte Catherine Labouré retirement home, said.

He told Var Matin newspaper: “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.