CoronaVirusPandemic: Mother Names Newly Born Twins ‘Covid’ And ‘Corona’
An Indian mother in Chhattisgarh state has named her newly born babies after the deadly Coronavirus which has killed over 60,000 and infected more than a million worldwide. The twins, a boy and a girl, were born at a government hospital in the state capital Raipur on March 27, two days after the lockdown came into force disrupting daily lives. While the male twin was named, Covid the mother gave the female the name Corona.
Preeti Verma, the 27-year-old, said she would not forget the hardships endured during this time. She added that the pandemic has also brought with it some happy memories.
“The delivery happened after facing several difficulties and therefore, me and my husband wanted to make the day memorable. “Indeed the virus is dangerous and life-threatening but its outbreak made people focus on sanitation, hygiene and inculcate other good habits.
“Thus, we thought about these names.”
Speaking of the day her babies were born, she said: “Late night of March 26, I suddenly experienced severe labour pain and somehow my husband arranged an ambulance operated under the 102 Mahtari Express service. “As no vehicular movement was allowed on roads due to the lockdown, we were stopped by police at various places but they let us go after noticing my condition. “I was wondering what would happen in the hospital as it was midnight, but fortunately doctors and other staff were very cooperative.” Preeti said family and friends wanted to visit them in hospital but were not able to because of the restrictions.