New Delhi: A 93-year old man, India’s oldest COVID-19 survivor, and his wife were discharged from the government Medical College Hospital in Kottayam on Friday, days after they fully recovered, in what is being dubbed by the medical community as a “miracle cure”, officials said. Also Read - Covid-19 Lockdowns Worsen Childhood Obesity Globally

Thomas Abraham and 88-year old Mariyamma have recovered after days of life-and-death battle against the deadly coronavirus since their admission to the hospital on March 9, officials said. Also Read - Instagram Rolls Out Food Order Sticker, Partners With Swiggy-Zomato to Support Small Restaurants Amid COVID-19

“They are fine now. The decision to discharge them was taken after their latest sample test also turned negative for coronavirus,” a state government official said. Also Read - Humans Start Defecating in Open, Toronto Park Puts up 'Be a Good Neighbor, Pick up After Your Human' Signboards

The couple hailing from Ranni village in Pathanamthitta district had contracted the virus from their son, daughter- in-law and grandson who returned from Italy last month.