The 87-year-old Chinese COVID-19 patient who featured in a viral photo of him watching the sunset in his hospital bed alongside a doctor in a protection suit is in the clear after he tested negative for the virus.
After undergoing recent tests at the Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University, the unnamed OAP’s latest results came back negative.
Meanwhile, CT scans showed that the elderly patient’s lungs had improved as well.
Video Credit: AsiaWire/Zhongshan Hospital Fudan University
The 87-year-old told local media: “I want to express my gratitude for the treatment and care I received from the hospital staff that helped me achieve such a fast recovery.
“After I fully recover, I want to play my violin, and I hope they can go back home safely as soon as possible.”
In a recent snap, the elderly man is seen giving the thumbs up outside the hospital with a suited doctor next to him.
The doctor in the picture is 27-year-old Liu Kai, who was sent to Wuhan at the start of the viral outbreak.
According to local media, in the picture he was accompanied by volunteer worker Gan Junchao who was taking him for a CT scan when the OAP noticed the sunset.
The volunteer suggested that they stop to watch the sunset for a moment and the touching scene was snapped by a colleague.
Zhongshan Hospital in the city of Shanghai later used the image on a huge poster that was displayed on the building’s exterior.
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