101-year-old Italian man leaves hospital after beating Coronavirus

Publish Date
Tuesday, 31 March 2020, 3:15PM

These are anxious and unusual times for us all, as the coronavirus continues to spread around the world.

But we have to remain positive that we will get through this.

And one Italian man is the ray of hope we all need ...

Signor P. - who is 101 years old - has just been discharged from Rimini Infermi hospital in Italy's Emilia-Romagna region after making a successful recovery from Covid-19.

He returned home to his family on Friday after fighting off the virus. 

According to the Italian news agency Agenzia Giornalistica Italia,  the man - who was born in 1919, at the height of the Spanish flu pandemic - had been in the hospital for a week before being sent home.

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The region's deputy Mayor Gloria Lisi decided to share the news as "hope for the future of us all."

Lisi said: "He made it. Signor P. made it. His family brought him home last night.

"Teaching us that even at 101 years of age the future is unwritten."

Like other elderly patients to have survived Covid-19, he has become a symbol of hope for Italy.

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