Maria Branyas was born on 4 March 1907 and diagnosed with COVID-19 in April 2020. A spokesman said her battle with the virus started shortly after her family visited on her birthday to celebrate turning 113. But she recovered after a mild case of COVID-19.
It means that in her lifetime, she has lived through the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918-19, the Spanish civil war in 1936-39, both world wars and the coronavirus.
Maria Branyas said she “feels good.” She avoided developing severe COVID-19 symptoms and had her latest test come back negative. “As far as my health, I feel good, with the little issues everyone has as we get older, but I feel fine,” Branyas told EFE this week from her nursing home, where several residents have fallen ill and died from the new virus.
Despite her poor hearing and sight, Branyas said she was aware of the pandemic that has claimed over 27,000 lives in Spain.
Because the elderly are classed as being at “high risk” of getting seriously ill from the virus, people over the age of 65 are encouraged to avoid going out in public and to keep their distance.
However, since no one is immune, people of all ages are being asked to practice social distancing and wear masks (if they can) to help save the lives of those who are most vulnerable. So, use this time of isolation to take good care of your body too.
Eat healthily, exercise regularly, drink plenty of water, and follow your doctor’s advice, but don’t forget to also use your faith! “And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up.” (James 5:15)
Source: Taken from the Daily Mail