FIRST Minister Nicola Sturgeon has paid tribute to a 98-year-old Scottish woman who overcame coronavirus.

Daphne Shah, from Perthshire, was hospitalised at Ninewells on Thursday and tested positive for Covid-19 and is now at home safe and well.

During her daily press briefing on Wednesday Nicola Sturgeon said she it was important to highlight good news during the pandemic.

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Sturgeon said Shah's story is an "inspiring and very welcome good news story, but also a reminder that even in dark times, there is always light and hope".

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BBC Scotland presenter John Beattie shared a video on Twitter an interview with the 98-year-old.

He wrote: "The lovely story we aired first yesterday on ⁦@BBCRadioScot
⁩ #drivetime and mentioned by ⁦@NicolaSturgeon⁩ today.

"Mrs Shah 98 she’s kicked the virus."

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