A 101-year-old Italian man born during the Spanish Flu pandemic has recovered from coronavirus.
The man, identified as "Mr P", was rushed to hospital with COVID-19 last week and was discharged on Thursday, reports CNN.
He was described as "truly extraordinary" by the Deputy Mayor of Rimni – who said it offered other people "hope for the future".
Deputy Mayor Gloria Lisi also said: "Mr P made it. The family brought him home yesterday evening. To teach us that even at 101 years, the future is not written."
In Italy alone there has been 86,498 confirmed cases and the death toll stands at 9,134 making it the worst-hit country from the killer bug.
The older generations, along with people with under-lying health problems, have been hit the hardest by Covid-19 making "Mr P's" case truly remarkable.
Added to that, "Mr P" was born in 1919 and survived the Spanish flu pandemic that killed between 30-50 million people around the world.
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Meanwhile, the UK's oldestman Bob Weighton will turn 112 tomorrow and he will be celebrating alone thanks to coronavirus.
Mr Weighton's birthday has always been wonderful with pupils from a local school coming to sing him songs and the mayor even visits him at his care home.
Retired lecturer Bob, from Alton, Hampshire, said: “There are no birthday celebrations, they have all been cancelled. I’m in isolation.
“I love meeting new people so that hasn’t been ideal, but I’m not too bothered about the birthday itself.”
Bob was 10 when the Spanish Flu swept around the world in 1918.
Bob was born in Hull on March 29 1908, the same day as the UK’s oldest woman, Joan Hocquard.
He is a father-of-three and has 10 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
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