WATCH: Cape Town granny beats COVID-19

The elderly are more affected by COVID-19 than the young but 81-year-old Nomalungelo Peter not only fought the virus, she overcame it. It was two days after her 81st birthday, that Peter received the news that she had tested positive for the coronavirus. Courtesy #DStv403

CAPE TOWN - The elderly are more affected by COVID-19 than the young.

But 81-year-old Nomalungelo Peter not only fought the virus, she overcame it.

It was two days after her 81st birthday that Peter received the news that she had tested positive for the coronavirus.

“I contracted the virus from my granddaughter who was staying with me at the time. She’s a teacher and got the virus from the school she works at,” Peter said.

“I used to pray all the time. I would tell God that he can’t allow this. I would demand that he can’t allow that I get sick”.

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Peter was taken to a government quarantine facility where she was treated.

The family is grateful that she came back healthier and stronger than before.

She has become a statistic on the Western Cape's coronavirus recovery list but she warns people must take the virus seriously.

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