WWII veteran, 99, beats the odds, and recovers from coronavirus

WWII veteran, 99, beats the odds, and recovers from coronavirus

- A World War II veteran, Ermando Armelino Piveta, has beaten the coronavirus

- A photo was shared showing Piveta being wheeled out of a hospital

- He saluted hospital staff as they applauded the 99-year-old for beating COVID-19

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A WWII veteran, Ermando Armelino Piveta, was discharged from hospital after surviving the coronavirus.

He was released from the Brasilia's Armed Forces Hospital on 14 April. A photo shows Piveta exiting the medical facility while the hospital staff applaud and cheer him on.

The 99-year-old served in the Brazilian fourth artillery regiment after the country entered the war on the side of the Allies, TimesLIVE reported.

The inspiring elderly man opened up about fighting Covid-19 and he said:

"It was a tremendous fight for me, greater than in the war. In war, you kill or live. Here, you have to fight in order to live, and you leave this fight a winner."

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WWII veteran, 99, beats the odds, recovers from novel coronavirus
Ermando Armelino Piveta gets released from hospital after beating the coronavirus. Photo credit: EVARISTO SA / AFP.
Source: UGC

The military praised Piveta for winning "another battle" on the 75th anniversary of Brazil's successful campaign in Montese, Italy.

While statistics show that older people are more at risk with Covid-19, several elderly people have beaten the virus.

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Meanwhile, a mother who appeared to have been tired of being worried by her son decided to give him a task of counting a bowl of rice so she can have time to rest amid the lockdown exercise.

The video was sighted by YEN.com.gh on the official Instagram handle of Celebritiesbuzzgh and it is not clear the exact location where it was recorded.

In the video, the mother carefully instructed the young innocent boy to use the counting skills he was taught in class to execute the task for her whilst she goes to the room and "lies down" waiting for him.

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