100-year-old Yangon grannie prevails over COVID

Photo: Wai Phyo Han / Facebook
Photo: Wai Phyo Han / Facebook

Surviving the coronavirus is especially difficult for the elderly, who are most likely to die of the disease. But in one amazing case being celebrated, a 100-year-old woman became the nation’s oldest to recover from the virus.

A resident of the city where the infection has been running rampant every day, Thein Khin has won her battle against the disease and was discharged from hospital on Thursday.

In Yangon, where daily numbers of COVID-19 cases tackle everyday and it has reached total numbers of cases with 23,906 within two months since the second wave strikes,

She hospitalized a day after her swab test result came back positive on Sept. 23 at the Yoma Yeiktha Quarantine Center. She was believed to have been infected by her grandson, who lives in the same house at Insein’s Phot Kan. Thien Khin fought the virus for 15 days, according to MP Wai Phyo Han of Insein constituency No. 2.

“She was not only the oldest person to survive from COVID-19 on record but also discharged successfully from the treatment in Myanmar,” Wai Phyo Han wrote.

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People have been praising the grandma with their well-wishes.

“Long live grandma!” Facebooker SanSan Win wrote.

“That’s indeed good news. We are very glad you made it,” read in another of more than 200 comments.

Myanmar now stands at a total of 27,974 infections and 566 deaths, and most of Yangon is under lockdown.

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