At 113, Maria Branyas is believed to be Spain’s oldest woman. But, that is not her claim to fame.
Branyas is serving as an inspiration to people across the world as she also recently recovered from the coronavirus!
Considering that multiple studies have confirmed that the coronavirus is especially detrimental to senior citizens, this news is just amazing!
Branyas, who lives at the Santa Maria del Tura retirement care home in the Eastern Spanish city of Olot, was diagnosed with COVID-19 in April 2020. Having suffered only mild symptoms, she stayed in isolation and recovered completely in May.
A mother of three, Branyas was in contact with only one care person in protective gear who would check in on her health.
“She survived the disease and is doing fine,” a spokeswoman for the residence told AFP.
“She feels good now, she took a test last week and the result was negative,” the spokeswoman said without giving further details.
Born on 4th March 1907 in Mexico, Branyas moved to San Francisco in the United States a few years later, according to BBC. She subsequently moved with her family to Spain in a boat during the First World War. She has three children, 11 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren.
In successfully overcoming the coronavirus, Branyas has now lived through the flu pandemic of 1918-19, the Spanish Civil War of 1936-39, the two World Wars, and now the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Now that she is well, she is wonderful, she wants to speak, to explain, to make her reflections, it is her again,” her daughter tweeted.
Isn’t this a wonderful news that just makes your day? We hope people of all ages are able to successfully defeat this acute respiratory disease and live healthily!2