98-year-old Spanish man beats coronavirus, returns to nursing home to play guitar


The novel coronavirus continues to ravage Europe, with Spain being the second-most affected country.

Antonio Magdaleno Martinez spent 14 days in hospital after contracting the virus.

However, the 98-year-old has recently beaten COVID-19, making a triumphant return to his care home.

A recent case from Spain proves that testing positive for the novel coronavirus doesn’t always mean a death sentence for the elderly patients.

A 98-year-old man, who spent 14 days in the ICU at Sevilla’s Virgen del Rocio hospital, has made a triumphant return to his nursing home in Sevilla after recovering from COVID-19.Advertisement

Antonio Magdaleno Martinez is already back to his favourite pastime of playing the guitar to lift the spirits of his fellow residents amid the global pandemic which rarely shows mercy to people over 60 years old.

The Spaniard was reportedly ‘received like a hero’ upon his return to the care home Fundomar Senior Centre in Sevilla where up to 69 per cent of the residents have been infected with coronavirus and dozens remain hospitalised.

Spain has the third-most coronavirus cases in the world, registering 94,417 infections and 8,269 fatalities as of Tuesday, March 31.

Meanwhile, Chelsea winger Pedro has announced that he has financed the delivery of 3,000 protective screens in hospitals in Spain through one of his charity


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