<a href="https:\/\/www.guinnessworldrecords.com\/news\/2020\/3\/englishman-bob-weighton-confirmed-as-the-worlds-oldest-man-living-at-112-years-o-613615\/" target="_blank">Bob Weighton<\/a>, the oldest man in both Britain and the whole world, has died from cancer at the age of 112, his family has confirmed.\r\n\r\nWeighton's family stated in a statement that died peacefully in his sleep, from cancer, on the morning of Thursday, May 28, 2020, at his flat in Alton, Hampshire, where he lived independently.\r\n\r\nThe supercentenarian, a retired English teacher but spent most of his life as a lecturer in marine engineering. He lived through the World Wars, the Spanish flu, the rise and fall of the Soviet Union, and the invention of the Internet.\r\n\r\nWeighton also lived through for the reign of five monarchs as well as witnessed 26 Prime Ministers come and go.\r\n\r\nDumitru Com\u0103nescu, a 111-year-old and 202-days Romanian man, inherited his title.\r\n\r\nWeighton, from Alton, Hampshire, was born on March 29, 1908, on the same day as the UK\u2019s oldest woman, Joan Hocquard, who was followed by the second-oldest woman, Violet Davies-Evans, was born on the following day.\r\n\r\n[caption id="attachment_129145" align="aligncenter" width="410"]<img class="wp-image-129145 size-full" src="https:\/\/see.news\/wp-content\/uploads\/2020\/05\/111058709_f99b47ac-f9cc-4918-95db-f5153c4e76cc.jpg" alt="Bob Weighton" \/> Bob Weighton[\/caption]\r\n\r\nHe is survived by three children, 10 grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren.\r\n\r\nIn February, he was named the world\u2019s oldest man, after Chitetsu Watanabe, from Japan, passed away at the age of 112, days from claiming his Guinness World Record certificate.\r\n\r\nWeighton celebrated his final birthday on March 29, which was held behind closed doors after the imposition of the coronavirus lockdown, which he saw the crisis as the \u201cworld is in a bit of a mess\u201d.\r\n\r\n[caption id="attachment_129147" align="aligncenter" width="634"]<img class="wp-image-129147 size-full" src="https:\/\/see.news\/wp-content\/uploads\/2020\/05\/28941010-8366343-image-m-31_1590688201397-e1590746500954.jpg" alt="Bob Weighton" \/> Bob Weighton[\/caption]\r\n<h4><span style="color: #ff0000">The top 10 verified oldest people<\/span><\/h4>\r\n1. Jeanne Calment of France, aged 122 years, 164 days.\r\n2. Sarah Knauss, from the United States, aged 119 years, 97 days.\r\n3. Nabi Tajima of Japan, aged 117 years, 260 days.\r\n4. Lucy Hannah, from the United States, aged 117 years, 248 days.\r\n5. Marie-Louise Meilleur, from Canada, aged 117 years, 230 days\r\n6. Violet Brown, from Jamaica, aged 117 years, 189 days.\r\n7. Kane Tanaka of Japan, aged 117 years, 148 days.\r\n8. Emma Morano, from Italy, aged 117 years, 137 days.\r\n9. Chiyo Miyako of Japan, aged 117 years, 81 days.\r\n10. Misao Okawa of Japan, aged 117 years, 27 days.\r\n\r\nIt is worth mentioning that the novel coronavirus was first reported in Wuhan, China, and has infected more than one million people and killed over 234,139 worldwide. It also hit several celebrities and top political figures around the world.\r\n\r\nThe virus is a new member of the Coronaviruses group, which was never identified in humans. The viruses\u2019 family also includes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV), which cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases.\r\n\r\nCoronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people. Humans and animals such as mammals and birds can be affected by the disease.\r\n\r\nThe name coronavirus is derived from the Latin corona, meaning \u201ccrown\u201d or \u201chalo\u201d.\r\n\r\nOn February 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the official name for the disease caused by the new coronavirus is Covid-19, taken from the words \u201ccorona\u201d, \u201cvirus\u201d and \u201cdisease\u201d.\r\n\r\nIn December 2019, an outbreak was reported in Wuhan, China. On 31 December 2019, the outbreak was traced to a novel strain of coronavirus, which was given the interim name 2019-nCoV by the World Health Organization (WHO), it was later renamed SARS-CoV-2 by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses.\r\n\r\nOn March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared coronavirus a global\u00a0<a href="https:\/\/see.news\/who-declares-novel-coronavirus-global-pandemic\/" target="_blank">pandemic\u00a0<\/a>as the new virus has rapidly spread to more than 800,000 people from Asia to the Middle East, Europe, and the United States.\r\n\r\nHowever, it announced the novel COVID-19 is still \u201ccontrollable\u201d.\r\n\r\n\u201cWe are very concerned to achieve the alarming levels of the outbreak and its severity, as well as the alarming levels of inaction,\u201d WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a press conference in Geneva.\r\n\r\n\u201cNow, COVID-19 can be categorized as a pandemic\u2026 we have never seen a pandemic spread due to the coronavirus,\u201d Adhanom added.\r\n\r\n\u201cDescribing the situation as a pandemic does not change the assessment of the threat posed by the Coronavirus,\u201d the WHO director-general stressed.\r\n\r\nTransmission of viruses between humans happens when someone comes into contact with an infected person\u2019s secretions, such as droplets in a cough.\r\n\r\nCoronavirus can also be transmitted by coming into contact with something an infected person has touched and then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes.\r\n<div class="jeg_ad jeg_ad_article jnews_content_inline_ads ">\r\n<div class="ads-wrapper align-center ">\r\n<div class="ads_code">It is known that older people appear to be more vulnerable to the effects of the emerging virus.<\/div>\r\n<\/div>\r\n<\/div>\r\nThe virus caused complete paralysis in all activities and events with large gatherings worldwide due to concerns over the spread of the virus.\r\n\r\nPeople across the globe partake in self-isolation for 14 days as an effective precautionary measure to protect those around them and themselves from contracting\u00a0<a href="http:\/\/www.emro.who.int\/health-topics\/corona-virus\/protect-yourself-and-others.html" target="_blank">COVID-19<\/a>.