A 99-year-old Brazilian World War II veteran won another important battle this week: He defeated the coronavirus.
Ermando Piveta was discharged from the Armed Forces Hospital in Brasilia on Tuesday, after receiving treatment for eight days.
Piveta is the oldest person to have overcome the virus in the Brazil, according to the Ministry of Defense.
Piveta arrived at the hospital on April 6, after he showed symptoms of the virus and later tested positive for Covid-19.
Doctors had been monitoring him from home since March 23.
“The diagnosis was already serious due to his age. But surprisingly, his condition improved as well as his recovery. These cases give us courage to continue in this fight,” said the infectious disease doctor who accompanied Piveta, frigate captain Hemerson Cruz.
Medics said goodbye to Piveta with a round of applause as he left the hospital.