- 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
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."
The Economic Times reported 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.
Briefly.co.za reported previously that a 104-year-old Italian woman identified as Ada Zanusso has become the world's oldest known person to survive the coronavirus.
Ada, who survived the 1918 Spanish Flu, took ill at her nursing home in Biella in northern Italy on Tuesday, 17 March, eight days after the government imposed a lockdown on the country.
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