Indian newborn twins named Corona and Covid after deadly virus
After the coronavirus pandemic that has engulfed the globe, a couple in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh named their newborn twins, a girl and a boy, Corona and Covid.
The twins were delivered at a government hospital in Raipur state capital on March 27 following a lockdown in India. They’d picked the names as “unique and memorable” according to the couple.
They told an Indian news agency that the names would act as reminders of the difficulties they faced before the delivery. The couple did not get support from their families because of the lockdown.
“Besides, these names are beautiful in their own, with Corona being Latin for crown,” said Vinay Verma, the father. “Also, we want the fear associated with these names to end and the public to focus on sanitation and hygiene,” he added.
As the number of coronavirus cases increase to 3,000, the Indian government has placed a lockdown across the country until April 14.
Deaths from the virus have now reached 68.