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India Mother Gives Birth to Twins During Coronavirus Lockdown and Names Them Corona and Covid

A mum has named her twins born during lockdown ‘Corona’ and ‘Covid’ as a reminder of the pandemic.

Preeti Verma said the names of her little boy and girl, who came into the world last Friday, would remind her of exactly what was happening on the week of their birth.

Her baby boy is Covid, and his sister is called Corona, and Preeti said they would not forget the hardships endured during this time.

The 27-year-old, from , central India, said that the pandemic has also brought with it some happy memories.

She did admit, however, that she might change the names of her twins when they get older

Preeti, who also has a two-year-old daughter, said: “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.”

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 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.