A couple in India decided to name their twins Corona and Covid after the global pandemic coronavirus.
The parents, Preeti and Vinay Verma, they chose the names after they experienced so many challenges during the pandemic.
Some of the challenges they faced included
According to the couple, the hospital staff started calling the two babies Corona and Covid. They then decided to go with the flow eventually and gave the kids the peculiar names.
The two babies were born at the Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar Memorial Hospital. The hospital is located in the capital, Raipur.
The baby boy is Covid while the girl is called Corona. The twins were born on March 26th and 27th.
The mother noted the disease is deadly, claiming, so man lives. She acknowledged Corona had forced people to maintain high levels of hygiene in a bid to defeat it.
The public relations officer of the hospital, Shubhra Singh, revealed the hospital discharged the family in good condition.
He revealed Corona and Covid were born through a Caesarian section which lasted for 45 minutes. Mr Shubra told the twins had brought fame to the hospital due to their peculiar names.
Current situation in India
At the moment, India is under lockdown restraining 1.3 billion citizens in their houses. The country has recorded 3000 infected cases and 86 deaths as a result of the Corona.
Recently, a slum dweller died of Covid. This death sent panic waves in the country, seeing that this infection is going to strain the already strained healthcare system.
Although the lockdown is supposed to help with fighting the deadly virus, it has dramatically impacted the poor in the country. A lot of people have lost their jobs leaving many wondering what the situation will be after the disease.
Joblessness has also strained the poor in the country with many people lacking food.