Indian Couple Name Twin Babies Covid And Corona

Cheryl Sanders
April 5, 2020

A baby boy and girl were born in India just recently amidst the lockdown; local news reported that they were given the name "Corona" and "Covid" by their parents. The handsome twins were born on March 26 & 27, 2020 at a government hospital in Raipur, India.

Ms Verma said she and her husband chose the names to remind them of all the hardships they faced ahead of the delivery. "We have named them Covid [boy] and Corona [girl] for now". However, the couple said they may change their decision later and rename their kids. As an added difficulty, the twins were reportedly born by cesarean section.

She said when she started experiencing labour pains late on the night of March 26, her husband called for an ambulance.

She added: 'Indeed the virus is unsafe and life-threatening but its outbreak made people focus on sanitation, hygiene and inculcate other good habits.

Verma said that hospital staff started calling her son Corona and daughter Covid so they chose to name them after the pandemic. Verma said that they were stopped several times by the police but they let them go after they noticed her condition. "Also, we want the fear associated with these names to end and the public to focus on sanitation and hygiene".

AIR Correspondent reports that the elderly couple hailing from Ranni in Pathanamthitta district in Kerala completely recovered from the infection, after remaining critical for many days.They got the COVID-19 infection through primary contact from their son, daughter-in-law and grandson who returned from Italy, all of whom tested positive for the disease early this month. We wish the mother and the babies who have been discharged from the hospital good health.

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