Maya senior citizen loses the battle to Covid at age 104 in Kinchil, Yucatan

“Don Lindo”, in the last two years, was not able to celebrated his birthday, because his relatives tried to avoid social contact, so that he would not get infected because he was not vaccinated because due to his advanced age, he spent most of the time in his hammock.

(KINCHIL, Yuc. – TYT), January 22, 2022.- Mr. Herlindo Chuil Dzul, (a) “Don Lindo”, who was considered one of the oldest inhabitants of this town, and the whole state of Yucatan, died at the age of 104 and 2 months old, victim of the new strain of the Sars-Cov-2 virus.

The Kinchileño was born on November 23rd, 1917, as indicated in his Birth Certificate. The best years of his life were dedicated to farm work, hence he obtained his pension. And he was also part of the 2020 INEGI count, as well as one of the few 100% Maya speakers left in this town.

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As a curious fact, his four children were fathered by Mrs. Benita Rodríguez Borges (+). But since they were not married and lived in a free union, the Civil Registry at that time had to recognize their four children as natural children, so they only bear the surname of the late mother. But despite not bearing his last name, Don Lindo loved them as if they were his own.

On Friday, January 21st, 2022, Herlindo was transferred to emergency room of the IMSS Juarez Hospital, as he developed pneumonia as a consequence of the new strain of Omicron coronavirus.

Rest in peace Don Lindo, as he was affectionately called in this town and The Yucatan Times offers its heartfelt condolences to the family.

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