Colombian Police celebrated 110th birthday of Anita Rojas amid COVID-19 pandemic

Colombian grand dame celebrated her 110th birthday amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Colombian Police threw her a "masked ball" outdoors with live music, a huge cake and presents from friends and neighbours.

Updated: May 06, 2020 15:58 IST

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Roselet Sheena Merli

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Anita Rojas celebrates 110th birthday

Anita Rojas, on her birthday, danced and waved her arms as the Colombian police celebrated her 110th birthday. Anita Rojas is fondly known as "Dona Anita." The police band serenaded her with a mariachi-style version of "Happy Birthday."

"May God bless you, may God keep you," she blessed the officers outside her home in Pereira, in Colombia's Coffee Triangle.

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The revelers, sporting surgical masks, counted up to 110 and cheered for their beloved neighbour, who was wearing a tiara. They cheered for their beloved neighbour.

Anita Rojas is still going strong and has her mental abilities, said her nephew Omar Ramirez Rojas. "Even at her age, she has her mental abilities. She eats on her own, bathes, dresses, and has a lot of ability for her age," he said.