Parents of named their newborn twins’ girl and boy after coronavirus Corona and Covid.
The parents of the newborn twins say that the names would remind them about the hardships they faced during the lockdown and before the successful delivery in a government hospital last week.
The twins, a boy, and a girl were born at a government hospital in the state capital Raipur on March 27, two days after the lockdown came into force in India.
The 27-year-old mother of the twins, Preeti Verma told the news agency that the delivery happened after facing several difficulties and therefore, my husband and I wanted to make the day memorable”.
Verma said they had no help at the time of delivery as their family members could not reach Raipur due to the lockdown.
“With vehicular movement stopped, we both made it to the hospital somehow late at night after a lot of suffering. Since the deliveries happened after such difficulties, we wanted the names to be memorable and unique,” she told the news agency, hinting that the hospital staff had suggested the names.
“Besides, these names are beautiful in their own, with Corona being Latin for the crown,” added Vinay Verma, the father. “Also, we want the fear associated with these names to end and the public to focus on sanitation and hygiene.”