A couple in India has taken to name their newly born twins after the deadly coronavirus disease as they were born during the Indian lockdown which began on March 24,2020 to control the spread of the disease
The couple in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh named their newborn twins, a boy and a girl Corona and Covid
“The delivery happened after facing several difficulties and therefore, my husband and I wanted to make the day memorable,” Preeti Verma, the mother of the twins, told reporters
The couple said the names would remind them about the hardships they faced during the lockdown and ahead of the successful delivery in a government hospital last week.
The lockdown in India has resulted in the suspension of trains and airline services and effectively kept 1.3 billion Indians at home for all but essential trips to places like markets or pharmacies.
India has 2,909 confirmed cases of the coronavirus across the country, including 68 deaths.