BURSA, Turkey

After a 93-year-old Turkish man triumphed over the deadly coronavirus, healthcare personnel saw him off on Saturday with a round of applause.

Recep Altundas was admitted to a state hospital last week in Gemlik in the western Bursa province with COVID-19 symptoms.

After he tested positive for the virus, he was treated at the hospital and was discharged on Saturday on condition of self-isolation at home.

“I had never left home” since social isolation began, he told reporters.

“I don’t know how I got the disease. We were always inside.”

Along with Altundas, eight more people were discharged

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