- A 75-year-old man beaten the coronavirus
- The elderly man tested positive for Covid-19, but was discharged from hospital after making a full recovery
- The man had an underlying lung condition as well
There's no doubting the effect the coronavirus has had and people around the world have been living in fear.
However, the recent recovery made by one man should bring hope to those fearing the worst.
It's been well documented that the Covid-19 strain has the most devastating effects on the elderly and those with underlying medical conditions.
Peter Kerpen meets both criteria and recently tested positive for the dreaded virus.
Not only is Peter 75 years of age, but he's also been living with limited lung function.
Despite this, he was recently discharged after making a remarkable recovery.
His son Phil was beaming with pride and took to Twitter to share the news:
"Dad went home today... crushed coronavirus even though he is 75 and has limited lung function... the greatest."
Briefly.co.za admired the effect the news had on fellow tweeps based on the heartwarming responses.
David Brown (@goldendbrown) said,
"This is extremely heart warming for people like me with the same condition."
Carol Taylor (@Causeygyrl) added,
"The best news today, Phil! Let your Dad know a lot of us were rooting for him and are thrilled he's home."
Lala (@lacoolio1) said,
"This is wonderful news.Thank you so much for sharing."
In more international coronavirus news, Briefly.co.za reported that Jay Z and Rihanna have donated a million dollars each to fight the pandemic.
These donations would be made via their charity foundations.
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