Newly born twin babies have been named Corona and Covid in India. The baby girl and boy were born by caesarean on the 27th of March at India’s hospital in Raipur.
Preeti Verma who is the mother of the twin babies said the two names are very unique and symbolizes triumph over hardships.
“The delivery happened after facing several difficulties and therefore my husband and I wanted to make the name 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” mother Preeti Verma revealed.
India is in its second week of coronavirus lockdown to help curb the rapid spread across the country. Prime minister of India, Narendra Modi said this was the only way to contain the deadly virus.
According to Indian news outlet NDTV, the couple who already have a two year old daughter struggled to get to the hospital in time for Verma to deliver amid the lockdown
Preeti noted that, no vehicular movement was allowed on the roads due to the covid-19 lockdown.
“As no vehicular movement was allowed on the 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 have happen in the hospital as it was midnight, but fortunately doctors and other staff were very cooperative” she said
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