A 95-Year-Old Grandmother Becomes The Oldest Woman In Italy To Recover From Coronavirus

The oldest women in Italy, a 95 year old grandmother Alma Clara Corsini, has recovered from the coronavirus (Covid-19)

After being admitted to hospital  in Pavullo on the 5th of March which is about 30km’s from her hometown of Fanano in Modena has thankfully resulted in a positive outcome.

Police are on duty in Italy to make sure residents are abiding with the lockdown. Credit: PA
Residents are under the watchful eye of Police to ensure they are abiding to the lockdown Credit: PA

Ms Corsini told the Italian newspaper Gazzetta Di Modena “Yes, yes, I’m fine. They were good people who looked after me well, and now they’ll send me home in a little while.” Her treatment did not include ‘antiviral therapy’  according the Italian media.

She became a firm favourite with staff at the hospital and has now been discharged.

Ms Corsini in hospital. Credit: Twitter
Ms Corsini in hospital. Credit: Twitter

The measures that have been put in place are starting to take effect as numbers of cases in a small town in the north of Italy has shown reduced numbers of  new cases to zero. Movement inside the country and the closure of all non-essential businesses has been put in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Vo’ Euganeo, that is situated in the province of Padua, Veneto, was put on lockdown after it became the first area in the country to record a the country’s first death earlier this year.

3 300 residents in the town were isolated from the rest of Italy to undergo tests to establish if they had contracted the deadly disease, whether or not they were asymptomatic or not.  The Governor put into place an order that all residents in the town were tested twice – first was ahead of lockdown and then followed by another test only two weeks later.  The 3% of inhabitants that were positively identified as being infected with coronavirus were put into isolation.

An empty street in Camden Town, London. Credit: PA
An empty street in Camden Town, London. Credit: PA

On the 22nd of March Boris Johnston reiterated the importance of social distancing to prevent the spread of coronavirus, and the importance of this vital behaviour.  1.5 million ‘high risk’ people were told to take this official advise seriously and to stay at home for at least 12 weeks.

Johnson said: “We have to slow the spread of the disease.”  He said further that he understood that people need to “go to the parks and open spaces to enjoy themselves” to aid in both physical and mental well-being, but to abide to the social distancing advice that has been issued by the government to stay two metres apart.


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