An Indian couple have gone viral for naming their newborn twins ‘Corona’ and ‘Covid’ in honor of the pandemic raging the world at the moment.
The couple who are based in Raipur, in the state of Chhattisgarh revealed that the names remind them about all the hardships they overcame amid the lockdown.
They noted that the names will remind them of the successful delivery of the babies in the night of March 26-27 at a government hospital.
Preeti Verma, the 27-old mother of the newborns said: “I was blessed with the twins, a boy and a girl, in the early hours on March 27. We have named them Covid (boy) and Corona (girl) for now.
“The delivery happened after facing several difficulties and therefore, me and my husband wanted to make the day memorable.
“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,”
The couple, originally from Uttar Pradesh, reside in a rented house in the Purani Basti area of the state capital. However, they said they may rename their kids in the future.