French nun André, the oldest known person in Europe, celebrated her 117th birthday at a nursing home in Toulon. She was already in the news last week because she took the coronavirus without much trouble.
The nun, actually called Lucille Randon, tested positive for the coronavirus last month. She went into isolation and had no symptoms of the disease, but she was very tired. In her nursing home, 81 residents contracted the virus and 10 people died.
Sister Andre wanted her birthday to pass silently, but a nursing home spokesperson said the cook served her favorite sweet omelette (also known as Alaska bread) and other foods. She says she drinks “a small glass of wine” every day.
About the possibility of the end of life, the sister, who entered the Catholic Order in 1944, said: “No, I am not afraid of death.” She said she would be happy if she was reunited with “her older brother, her grandfather and her grandmother.”
Sister Andre is known to be the second oldest person in the world. The eldest of them is Ken Tanaka from Japan, who turned 118 years old on January 2.
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