A couple in India have named their newborn twins after the coronavirus pandemic to represent triumph in the face of hardship brought on by the lockdown in the country.
The twins, a boy, and a girl have been named “Corona” and “Covid” and were born on March 27th in Raipur, India.
At the time of their birth, India is in the middle of a three-week lockdown due to the covid-19 pandemic, sparking the ideas for the names.
Reports in the New Indian Express claim the couple had to rush to the hospital on a motorbike as there were no emergency vehicles available. The couple was also reportedly stopped by police due on their way to the hospital due to the restrictions in place across India.
When asked why they chose the unusual names, the mother, Preeti said:
“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.”
‘When the hospital staff also started calling the babies as Corona and Covid, we finally decided to name them after the pandemic.”
India currently has 4,858 coronavirus cases and 137 deaths.
Source: Daily Mail | Photo: Getty