Indian Couple Welcomes Twins, Names Them After Coronavirus

Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, an Indian couple based in Raipur city has welcomed twins and named them after the dreaded virus.

 Being a boy and girl, they name them as a reminder of obstacles they overcame during trying times that have disrupted life across the world as India is current;y on a 21-day curfew.

Their parents say they gave them the names as Corona and Covid.

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Speaking in an interview with local media, the mother who went into labour on March 26 said it was a “difficult” delivery.

“We faced many challenges and I and my husband wanted to make the day memorable,”

“The virus is dangerous but its outbreak has made people focus on hygiene and inculcate other good habits. So we thought about these names,”  Preeti Verma, the 27-year-old mother told PTI.

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According to the couple, the hospital staff had been calling the twins Corona and Covid soon after they were born – which helped the parents make their decision.

“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. Our relatives, who wanted to reach the hospital, could not make it as bus and train services were stopped due to the lockdown.”

Verma, who already has a two-year-old daughter delivered the twins in Dr BR Ambedkar Memorial Hospital.

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