116-year-old French nun survives Covid-19

Europe’s oldest person, French nun Sister Andre, has survived Covid-19 and will celebrate her 117th birthday tomorrow, her caregivers said.

Lucile Randon, who took the name of Sister Andre when she joined a Catholic charitable order in 1944, tested positive for coronavirus in her retirement home in Toulon, southern France, on 16 January.

She was isolated from other residents, but displayed no symptoms.

Asked if she was scared to have the virus, Sr Andre told France’s BFM television: “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.”

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