110-year-old Moroccan woman recovers from coronavirus
The unnamed patient spent 26 days at the Hassan II University Hospital Center in Fez after testing positive for the virus, according to Morocco World News.
Two consecutive tests showed her to be free of Covid-19, which she had contracted from her son, local media reported.
As oldest person to have recovered from coronavirus in the North African kingdom, the woman joins a highly select group of super-centenarians who have so far defied all the odds and become free of the deadly virus.
On Thursday, 111 year-old Juana Zuniga made a full recovery after testing positive following an outbreak at her care home near the Chilean city of Santiago.
On May 12, 113 year-old Maria Branyas from Spain became the oldest person in the world to recover from Covid-19. Born on 4 March 1907, the mother-of-three had lived through the Spanish flu pandemic.
Morocco has officially recorded 7,740 cases as of Saturday, with a death toll of 203. The recovery rate is reportedly high, standing at nearly 70 percent.
As coronavirus restrictions ease across Europe, a growing number of companies in Morocco have begun exporting reusable protective equipment to Spain, France, Italy and Germany.
The Moroccan Ministry of Industry told Spanish news agency EFE that the export of masks would increase over the coming weeks. Rabat boasts 40 textile factories that produce 10 million masks.
Companies have been given permission to export half the number of locally produced masks if the domestic demand is met. Prisoners have also joined the national project, with one hundred prisoners in 21 prison institutions across the country producing 20,000 face masks per day since 5 May.