A veteran of the Second world War 99-year-old has defeated the COVID-19 and was released from the hospital to the applause of the medical staff this week.
The touching guard of honor to Albert Chambers, who will be 100 years old in July, has been organized at the hospital Tickhill Road, Doncaster in the north of England.
Albert Chambers has been admitted to the hospital three weeks ago after being wounded in the wrist during a fall.
On the spot, he began to have symptoms like the COVID-19 and has been tested positive to the virus.
“Thank you very much, I appreciate all that you have done for me. This could not have been better,” said the veteran, who lives alone since the death of his wife nearly 20 years.
His grandson, Stephen Gater, 49 years old, explained to CNN how the family had expected the worst after learning that he had contracted the COVID-19.
According to him, the strength and the resilience acquired by his grandfather during the war had surely helped to pass through it.
Albert Chambers has been captured by the enemy after having been wounded by a bomb in the north of Africa.
He was then transferred to Germany where he was made a prisoner of war for three years.