Corona & Covid; New-born Babies get named after lockdown in India

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Young Indian parents Preeti and Vinay give birth to twin couple of a girl and boy in the state of Chhattisgarh on 27 March. While ongoing nationwide lockdown, according to NDTV.

All the process and delivery happened after facing many difficulties and therefore, both of us wanted to make the day memorable and tribute health staff including our doctor who helped to delivery. The twins’ 27-year-old mother told news agency Press Trust of India.

Twins’ mother said even though coronavirus dangerous and life-threatening. But this COVID-19 outbreak had also made some positive effects on people such as sanitation, hygiene and instil other good habits.

The babies were born at Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar Memorial Hospital in the state capital, Raipur.

Parents originally from Uttar Pradesh, live in a private rented house at Purani basti area of the city.

Parents think those names would remind them about the hard period they faced while giving birth during the nationwide lockdown.

As world largest 2nd populated county in the world, the lockdown kept 1.3 billion Indians at home but essential outgoing allowed for markets and pharmacies under conditions.

At the moment there is more than 3,500 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the country including 99 deaths. (Sunday, 5 April 2020 @22:30 IST)

To minimise and prevent spread of virus, Prime minister Narendra Modi orderd a 3-week lockdown across the country on 24th March 2020.

Lockdown instantly brought further hardship to the poor. Many are low on food some have lost their jobs and homeless shelters are overflowing.


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