The 100-year-old woman who beat COVID
Location: Yangon, Myanmar
Thein Khin tested positive in September
and spent two weeks in a Yangon quarantine center
She recovered with no major issues
and is thankful to have been largely asymptomatic
(SOUNDBITE) (Burmese) 100-YEAR-OLD RECOVERED COVID-19 PATIENT, THEIN KHIN SAYING:
"I was told that I was infected with that virus. But I said I felt nothing. I was eating well, showering myself, and walking as normal."
The great grandmother is now back home
recovering with her family of ten
(SOUNDBITE) (Burmese) 100-YEAR-OLD RECOVERED COVID-19 PATIENT, THEIN KHIN SAYING:"
The situation during World War II was so much worse. I heard this virus and pandemic are also dangerous to the world. But I feel this disease is nothing. Of course, I am worried for my children and kids. Death is no matter for me because I am very old. I have escaped from many deadly, worse, and dangerous situations. In my life, I have been rescued from bombs and starvation. That's why nothing is significant for me. But I am really worried about the children of the next generation."