French nun Sister Andre, survived COVID-19 on the eve of her 117th birthday. Sister Andre is the oldest person in Europe and it is good news to know that this strong woman survived the deadly coronavirus despite her age.
Sister Andre whose real name is Lucile Randon started bearing the name Sister Andre when she became a member of a Catholic charitable order in 1944. On Jan 16, she tested positive for COVID-19 in Toulon, southern France. After this, she isolated herself from other residents but was asymptomatic all through.
When this French Nun was asked if she was scared of the deadly virus, she said she wasn’t scared of death. The Sainte Catherine Labouré retirement home’s spokesperson said Sister Andre was doing well and she is so lucky
French Nun Sister Andre will be celebrating her birthday within her close circles, a smaller group of residents, due to the risk of the coronavirus infection.
Sister Andre who is the second-oldest person in the world was born on Feb. 11, 1904. The Gerontology Research Group’s (GRG) World Supercentenarian Rankings List ranked her as the second-oldest person in the world while Kane Tanaka of Japan who turned 118 on Jan. 2 is the oldest person in the world. The first 20 oldest people in the world are all females.