Parents name newborn twins Corona and Covid

Parents name newborn twins Corona and Covid | Mum's Grapevine

One couple has decided to mark the birth of their twins during the global coronavirus pandemic, by giving them incredibly unique names.

Preeti and Vinay Verma decided to name their twins Corona and Covid, after their birth during India’s nationwide lockdown.

The twins, a girl and boy, were born in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh on March 27. Mum Preeti told news agency Press Trust of India, “The delivery happened after facing several difficulties and therefore, my husband and I wanted to make the day memorable.”

“When the hospital staff also started calling the babies Corona and Covid, we finally decided to name them after the pandemic,” she added.

India’s 1.3 billion residents are in lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak, only allowed to leave home for essential trips. There are more than 3,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in India.

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