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COVID-19:French nun - world's second-oldest person - to celebrate 117th birthday after beating COVID

UK.. The world's second-oldest person, a nun born 10 years before the start of the First World War, has survived coronavirus.

Lucile Randon, who turns 117 on Thursday, tested positive in mid-January in the French city of Toulon.


She was isolated from others in her care home but didn't display symptoms and says she didn't even know she had the virus.

Three weeks later, the nun - known as Sister Andre - is looking forward to quietly celebrating yet another birthday.

She told French media she wasn't afraid when she had COVID.


"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," she told BFMTV.


A spokesman for her care home said Sister Andre - who's blind and uses a wheelchair - wasn't fazed when she found out about her diagnosis.

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