Raipur Couple Welcomes Twins During Lockdown, Names Them ‘Corona’ And ‘Covid’

04 Avril, 2020, 04:55 | Auteur: Yves Courtet
  • ‘So cute! What are their names?’ Indian couple calls newborn twins COVID and CORONA

The 27-year-old woman said: "I was blessed with the twins - a boy and a girl - in the early hours on March 27".

"She said when the hospital stuff also started referring to the babies as Corona and Covid they made a decision to name them after the pandemic", she said.

"The delivery happened after facing several difficulties and therefore, me and my husband wanted to make the day memorable. We have named them - Covid (boy) and Corona (girl) for now", Preeti Verma, the 27-year-old mother of the newborns, told PTI.

In case you were anxious, the kids will not be stuck with those names into adulthood, long after the virus has gone.

A baby boy and girl born in India amid the current lockdown have been named Corona and Covid by their parents, local reports claim. So, "Corona" and "Covid" are likely just nicknames - and reminders to their family members to wash their hands and the importance of social distancing.

She added: 'Indeed the virus is risky and life-threatening but its outbreak made people focus on sanitation, hygiene and inculcate other good habits. "Thus, we thought about these names", she said.

The twins were born in Dr BR Ambedkar Memorial Hospital.

India, with a population of nearly 1.4 billion people, so far has 2,567 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 72 deaths.

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"On late night of March 26, I suddenly experienced severe labour pain and somehow my husband arranged an ambulance operated under 102 Mahtari Express service".

The couple already has a two-year-old daughter.

No vehicle movement was allowed due to the lockdown and they were stopped several times by the police but they were let go after noticing her condition.

She added: 'I was wondering what would happen in the hospital as it was midnight, but fortunately doctors and other staff were very cooperative.

"Our relatives, who wanted to reach the hospital, could not make it as bus and train services were stopped due to the lockdown", she said.

"As soon as Verma reached the hospital with her husband, arrangements were made to perform a caesarean section on her as it was a complicated case", Mr Singh was quoted as saying.

Public relations officer Shubhra Singh from the government-run hospital confirmed the news to NDTV.

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