102-year-old woman recovers from COVID-19 in Singapore

A health care worker pushes an elderly woman in a wheelchair. Photo: Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home/Facebook
A health care worker pushes an elderly woman in a wheelchair. Photo: Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home/Facebook

Great news! A 102-year-old woman has recovered from COVID-19 in Singapore, becoming the oldest survivor on the island.

Yap Lay Hong was released from Tan Tock Seng Hospital yesterday after beating the disease caused by coronavirus.

She had caught the virus in early April, as authorities detected a cluster of infections at the Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home off Thomson Road.

“Today is a day of happiness as we welcome home our residents who fought hard to recover and overcome the COVID-19 virus. They were discharged from the hospitals and are now resting well at the Home. We thank the heroic and selfless efforts of our frontline healthcare colleagues who nursed them back to health,” Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home announced on Facebook.

Yap has five children, 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, according to the Straits Times.

This isn’t the first pandemic Yap has faced – she was born during the time of the Spanish Flu, which is estimated to have killed at least 50 million people.

That’s one tough granny. Bravo, Madam Yap!



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