Palms COVID survivor celebrates 106th birthday

She made headlines in June 2020 for being the oldest person in Guyana to survive COVID-19, and now seven months later Zorie De Mattos is celebrating another milestone – she is 106 today.

According to a release today from the Ministry of Human Services, De Mattos, who is a resident of the Palms Elderly Care Facility, was surrounded by the team who takes care of her on a daily basis. She also received a hamper filled with her favourite snacks from the Ministry of Human Services and Social Security.

Vindhya Persaud, the subject Minister, congratulated the centenarian, adding “Ms De Mattos’ longevity is a testament of our commitment to quality care for the elderly. Happy birthday, you are one feisty woman.”

De Mattos has been a resident at the Palms since 1969. She has no known relative.

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