After fighting the novel coronavirus, a 102-year-old woman born during the Spanish flu pandemic has been discharged from a hospital in Singapore.
A Bloomberg report says the woman has five children, 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was among 16 residents and staff of the Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home in the city-state who tested positive for the virus, the Straits Times reported. Two 86-year-old residents from the nursing home are among the 16 fatalities from coronavirus in the country, which now has more than 17,000 cases, the paper said.
"Today is a day of happiness as we welcome home our residents who fought hard to recover and overcome the Covid-19 virus," the home said in a Facebook post on Friday.
According to various media sources, a 107-year-old Dutch woman is seen as the oldest survivor of the outbreak.
Singapore, which in the early days of the pandemic drew praise for its success, was faced with a significant setback when an epidemic in the crowded quarters that housed migrant workers led to a rise in infections. The number of cases in the country has jumped in the past month and, after China and India, it emerged as the most infected country in the Asia Pacific region.