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Born during lockdown, Indian couple name twins 'Corona' and 'Covid

RAIPUR: The pandemic caused by a new virus may have brought the planet to its knees, but that has not deterred a few in Chhattisgarh to call their newborn twins as 'Corona' and 'Covid'. RAIPUR: The pandemic caused by a new virus may have brought the planet to its knees, but that has not deterred a few in Chhattisgarh to call their newborn twins as 'Corona' and 'Covid'.


Born during lockdown, Indian couple name twins 'Corona' and 'Covid




The two words may evoke fear and devastation in minds of others, except for the Raipur-based couple they symbolise triumph over hardships because the twins - a boy and a girl - were born during the continued coronavirus-enforced nationwide lockdown which has disrupted normal life.


The names, they said, would remind them about all the hardships they conquered amid the lockdown, before a successful delivery on the intervening night of March 26-27 at a government hospital here.

However, the couple said they'll change their decision later and rename their kids.


I was blessed with the twins - a boy and a girl - within the early hours on March 27.

We have named them Covid (boy) and Corona (girl) for now," Preeti Verma, the 27-old mother of the newborns said.

The delivery happened after facing several difficulties and thus , me and my husband wanted to make the day memorable.


Indeed the virus is dangerous and life-threatening but its outbreak made people specialise in sanitation, hygiene and inculcate other good habits.

Thus, we considered these names," she said, giving reasons for their unusual decision.


When the hospital staff also started calling the babies as Corona and Covid, we finally decided to call them after the pandemic," she said.

The couple, originally from Uttar Pradesh , resides in a rented house within the Purani Basti area of the capital .

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.


As no vehicular movement was allowed on roads because of the lockdown we were stopped by police at various places but they allow us to pass noticing my condition, Verma said.

I was wondering what would happen within the hospital because it was midnight, but fortunately doctors and other staff were very cooperative," she said.


Our relatives, who wanted come to the hospital, couldn't make it as bus and train services were stopped because of the lockdown," said Verma, who already has a two-year-old daughter.

The twins were born in Dr BR Ambedkar Memorial Hospital.

Public relations officer (PRO) of the hospital, Shubhra Singh said, the mother and therefore the newborns were discharged recently and that they were in good health.

As soon as Verma reached the hospital together with her husband, arrangements were made to perform a cesarean delivery on her because it was a sophisticated case, Singh said.

Within 45 minutes of their arrival, the delivery was done successfully," the professional said.

The twins had become a centre of attraction within the hospital after the couple named them as Covid and Corona, Singh said.

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