Oldest Covid-19 Survivor – An Ethiopian Orthodox monk whose family says he is 114 years old has fought and survived Covid-19.
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Meet the Ethiopian monk that is back with his grandson after 3 weeks in the hospital battling #Covid19. His family says he is 114-years-old 👴🏾@davidnabarro @shekharkapur @PattyArquette @im
Biniam Leulseged said he has no birth certificate to prove his grandfather’s age, but he had a photo from 2006 of him celebrating his 100th birthday.
Tilahun Woldemichael was discharged from a hospital earlier this week after battling Coronavirus for three weeks.
He was adminstered dexamethasone and oxygen.
Dexamethasone is an inexpensive and easily available steroid that researchers in England have said reduced deaths by up to one third in critical patients.
In light of this Ethiopia’s health minister has announced the ministry’s recommendation encouraging the use of Dexamethasone for COVID-19 patients who require ventilation or oxygen.
Tilahun’s grandson Biniam Leulseged said he has no birth certificate to prove the monk’s age, but he showed a photo of him celebrating his 100th birthday.
“He was looking young back then, too,” Biniam told The Associated Press on Saturday.
He said he was emotional when his grandad was moved to the hospital but is overjoyed as he is back home in good health.
Ethiopia has exceeded 5,200 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus as on date (27th June 2020).
Sources: TV18, Indian Express, Twitter
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