World’s oldest man cancels birthday party due to Covid-19 situation


The world’s oldest man, Bob Weighton, from Alton, Hampshire in Britain, has had to cancel his birthday celebrations because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Bob, who turned 112 on the 29th March 2020, instead spent his special day at Brendoncare Alton Care Home where he lives in an independent flat, chatting to friends and family (he is a father-of-three and has 25 great grandchildren) over the phone and via Facetime.

Some of the world events that Bob has experience throughout his long life include the Spanish flu in 1918 (when Bob was just 10 years old and which killed around t 50 million worldwide) and the two World Wars.