100-year-old Indonesian woman beats coronavirus (photos)

A 100-year-old Indonesian woman has recovered from coronavirus, making her the country's oldest survivor of the deadly respiratory illness.

Ms Kamtim, who like many Indonesians goes by one name, was discharged from hospital this week after a month of treatment in her hometown Surabaya, Indonesia's second-biggest city, officials said.

East Java Governor Khofifah Indar Parawansa said she hoped Ms Kamtim's story would give a boost to at-risk residents - the illness is especially dangerous for older people and those with chronic conditions.

"I hope her recovery can motivate elderly people during the pandemic," Mr Parawansa added.

Born in 1920, Ms Kamtim was taken to hospital last month after showing symptoms and she was later confirmed to have contracted the virus.

Ms Siti Aminah, the woman's daughter-in-law, chalked up her recovery to "discipline and persistence".

"Every day I checked her condition with nurses and they always told me that she was very strong and diligent about taking her medicine," Ms Aminah told AFP.

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