This France woman is the world’s oldest person alive, confirms Guinness World Record
The Guiness World Records has confirmed that Sister Andre from France is the oldest person alive on this planet. She was born on February 11 1904 as Lucile Randon, and is currently 118 years and 73 days old.
In her career, Sister Andre has served in many professions such as, teacher, governess, and child care provider in her early years. After the war, she spent almost 28 years caring for the orphans and the elderly at a hospital in Vichy, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes. After her time over there, she deciding to become a Catholic nun.
She dedicated her life to religious service for the majority of her life. She is known as the world’s oldest living nun.
Apart from that, Sister Andre has now set another astounding milestone as the oldest Covid-19 survivor. On January 16 last year, she tested positive for the novel Coronavirus. The fighter did not only survive the Spanish Flu pandemic in 1918, but also fought her way through the current situation.
She was rapidly isolated in her retirement home to prevent the virus from spreading. Sister Andre defied the odds and recovered from the virus in three weeks. After her recovery, she did not show any symptoms or side effects other than fatigue. In just a few days after her recovery, she celebrated her 117th birthday.
For the last 12 years, Sister Andre has been spending her days in her retirement home. Now that she is 118-year-old, she is half-deaf and is confined to a wheelchair. However, she is still quite active and likes to keep her mind engaged.
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According to the previous reports, Kane Tanaka from Japan who died on April 19 this year, was recorded as the oldest person alive by the Guinness World Records. She was 119 years old and was a resident of Fukuoka rest home, where she spent her days playing board games and performing math.
Kane was also chosen for one of the torchbearers for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay. But, she was unable to participate because of the Covid pandemic.