A 104-year-old man, who fought for India’s independence against British rule, has recovered from COVID-19 in Madhya Pradesh’s Betul.
Birdhichand Ji Gothi had tested positive for coronavirus on April 5, his grandson, Shreyans Gothi said, adding that he lives by Mahatma Gandhi’s principles
He was treated at his home with the help of a doctor, who is also a family member. He is still given oxygen for 2-3 hours a day, his grandson said.
When he was asked how he managed to beat Covid, the freedom fighter said, “Stay positive, smile, exercise and have a balanced diet.”
According to locals, he held on to his principles despite being jailed several times during the freedom struggle.
Madhya Pradesh on Saturday reported 12,918 new cases and 104 deaths, a single-day record, taking the tally to 4,85,703 and the death count to 5,041.
The recovery count in the state touched 3,91,299 after 11,091 people were discharged in the last 24 hours, leaving the state with 89,363 active cases, the official added.
Meanwhile, with 55,879 samples being examined, the number of tests in Madhya Pradesh has crossed 73.97 lakh.
India on Sunday reported a record daily rise of 349,691 new coronavirus infections, taking its overall tally to 1,69,60,172.
A total of 2,767 people died in the last 24 hours, according to Health Ministry data, taking the total number of Covid deaths to 192,311.