Indian Mother names her twin babies Corona and Covid


An Indian mother has named her twins born during the Covid19 lockdown in her country after the deadly virus.

Preeti Verma, from central India, named the boy Covid and the girl Corona.

They were born penultimate Friday.

Mother of the babies, Preeti Verma told local news outlet PTI that “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. When the hospital staff also started calling the babies as Corona and Covid, we finally decided to name them after the pandemic,” she added.

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.

A spokesman for the hospital said both Covid and Corona are healthy and have now been discharged with their mother.

The babies were delivered on March 27, within 45 minutes of the couple’s arrival.

According to news reporting doctors had to perform a caesarean section due to complications.