Brazilian Ermando Piveta joined the list of people who successfully defeated coronavirus. He put on his forage cap and left the Armed Forces hospital in a wheelchair as the staff cheered and applauded, Reuters wrote.
The 99-year-old veteran of WWII shared his feelign with the press, saying: "Winning this battle was for me bigger than winning the war. In war you kill or live. Here you have to fight to live".
Piveta, the Second Lieutenant of the Brazilian army serve in Africa during the Second World War.
He was diagnosed with coronavirus two weeks ago. When the Brazilian developed pneumonia, they took him to the intensive care unit where he spent two days.
Reuters quoted the hospital director who said Piveta did not even need the lung ventilator; he managed to recover thanks to his good physical shape and longevity that is typical for his family members.
On Tuesday, Brazilian Healthcare Ministry reported that 25,262 citizens got infected with coronavirus and 1,532 people sucumbed to the disease.