Foreigner who died from Covid-19 today in Sabah 130 years old? Health Ministry statement says so

The Health Ministry recorded the age of a foreign man who died in Sabah today of Covid-19 at 130. — Picture via Twitter/KKMalaysia
The Health Ministry recorded the age of a foreign man who died in Sabah today of Covid-19 at 130. — Picture via Twitter/KKMalaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 28 — The Health Ministry recorded the age of a foreign man who died in Sabah today of Covid-19 at 130.

This, of course, would make him the oldest person who has ever lived as a check with the Guinness World of Records shows the oldest person who has ever lived was Jeanne Louise Calment, who died at the age of 122 years and 165 days in 1997.

The foreigner who died in Sabah was the 35,037th person who contracted the coronavirus and the 352nd death recorded in Malaysia.

The ministry stated that the 130-year-old foreigner was among four Covid-19 fatalities recorded today. The others are an 84-year-old Malaysian man and two other foreigners aged four and 60 respectively.

In response to a query from Malay Mail’s Assistant News Editor Zurairi A.R. via its official Twitter account, the Health Ministry said that both police records and statements by next-of-kin asserted that the deceased was 130 years old. 

“Hi, case 352 was a BID case involving a foreigner who did not have any identification papers.

“KKM has taken into consideration the statements given by next-of-kin that the victim was 130 years old and did not have any illnesses.

“Police station records also stated that the victim was 130 years old,” read the tweet that was signed off by the account's administrator.

The acronym ‘BID’ stands for 'brought in dead', while KKM is the Malay abbreviation for the Health Ministry.

 

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