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A 95-Year-Old Grandmother Becomes The Oldest Woman In Italy To Recover From Coronavirus

A 95-Year-Old Grandmother Becomes The Oldest Woman In Italy To Recover From Coronavirus

A 95-year-old grandmother, who tested positive for the coronavirus (Covid-19), has become the oldest woman in Italy to recover from the illness.

Alma Clara Corsini, from Fanano in Modena, was admitted to a hospital in Pavullo on March 5 and she has now fully recovered after her body displayed a 'great reaction'.

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Police are on duty in Italy to make sure residents are abiding with the lockdown. Credit: PA
Police are on duty in Italy to make sure residents are abiding with the lockdown. Credit: PA

According to Italian media, Ms Corsini's health improved without 'antiviral therapy' with the pensioner telling Italian newspaper Gazzetta Di Modena: "Yes, yes, I'm fine. They were good people who looked after me well, and now they'll send me home in a little while."

Ms Corsini has even been discharged from hospital now and returned to her home but during her hospital stint she became the 'pride of the staff'.

Ms Corsini in hospital. Credit: Twitter
Ms Corsini in hospital. Credit: Twitter

Italy has banned any movement inside the country and closed all non-essential business in a bid to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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It seems the measures are beginning to work because a small town in the north of the country has managed to reduce the number of new cases to zero.

Vo' Euganeo, in the province of Padua, Veneto, was put on lockdown after it recorded the country's first death earlier this year.

All 3,300 residents in the town were cut off from the rest of Italy and underwent tests - whether asymptomatic or not - to see if they had contracted the deadly disease.

The Governor of the Veneto region ordered that everyone in the town was tested twice - the first time ahead of the lockdown and a second just two weeks later.

Three percent of inhabitants were positively identified as having the novel coronavirus and then put in isolation.

An empty street in Camden Town, London. Credit: PA
An empty street in Camden Town, London. Credit: PA

Yesterday (22 March) the UK government told 1.5 million 'high risk' people to stay at home for at least 12 weeks, urging people to take official advice 'seriously' to help save lives.

Boris Johnson has also stressed the importance of social distancing in a bid to protect the nation from the spread of coronavirus, saying in his daily briefing: "Take this advice seriously. Follow it because it's absolutely crucial."

He added: "We have to slow the spread of the disease."

Johnson said he understood the need for people to 'go to the parks and open spaces to enjoy themselves', and that this is important for physical and mental well-being.

However, he ordered people to honour the social distancing advice issued by the government, telling them they must 'stay two metres apart'.

Let's all bring some positivity, support and fun to anyone who might find themselves in isolation as a result of the coronavirus spread. Need some entertainment? Join Isolation Nation: https://www.facebook.com/groups/coronasupport/

Featured Image Credit: Twitter

Topics: News, Coronavirus, Italy

Rebecca Shepherd

I'm Becky - a journalist at LADbible. I graduated with a First Class BA in Journalism before going on to cover criminal court cases, medical tribunals and breaking news for the national media - which inevitably and eventually became as glum as it sounds. Can often be found rocking a bag for life - which I made a 'thing' way before Rihanna. You can contact me at [email protected]

 

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