After 15 days of battle, 87yr old man beats Coronavirus, comes back home safely

Everyone is well aware of the coronavirus outbreak which has spread in over 160 countries across the world. By far, the virus has affected over 6 lakh people globally and the global death toll has risen to at least 27,000.

The condition across the world is critical but we know–this too shall pass. So amid this situation of crisis, here is some good news to give you a sigh of relief.

An 87-year-old grandfather has recovered from the deadly disease (COVID-19) after a two-week battle with the novel virus. A photo, went viral on social media, shows that a grandfather, who was being treated at North Manchester Hospital,  has been discharged. 

The decision to discharge him from the hospital was taken by the Medical Board, which met and examined the results of the man’s samples that had tested negative.

The patient has been identified as Ewart Lockton from Manchester, who had been battling the virus and pneumonia at North Manchester Hospital for two weeks.

But he managed to beat the deadly virus which has claimed lakhs of lives globally so far. In the photo, he can be seen wearing a face mask and leaving the hospital while being supported by a smiling member of staff.

When he met his granddaughter, she was so happy that she could not stop herself from sharing the news on her Facebook page, along with a photo of her grandfather.

She wrote, “We all need to hear some positive stories. This is my 87-year-old grandpa saying goodbye to staff at North Manchester Hospital where he’s been for two weeks with covid-19 positive pneumonia”.

It shows that there is hope to recover from the deadly disease. If an 87-years-old man can defeat the coronavirus pandemic, why can’t we?

The entire world is in a state of shock after the novel coronavirus pandemic impacted lakhs of people’s lives. The virus has created an atmosphere of fear in the world, but thankfully, over 1.3 lakh people have recovered from the deadly outbreak.

In India alone, the confirmed positive cases of coronavirus have surpassed 900 so far, while at least 20 people have died in the country from the infection. Complete lockdown for 21 days has been imposed across the country in order to check the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged his countrymen to stay at home and maintain social distancing during the lockdown.

Writer, historian, and activist Dharam Sikarwar is a very active author The Youth. He writes on national and international issues, environment, politics. He is an avid book reader as well.