Twins Born During Pandemic Named 'Covid' and 'Corona'


Preeti Verma and her husband have decided on a rather unique name for their newborn twins. Covid and Corona were born on March 26th in Raipur, India. According to reports from The New Indian Express the parents actually chose the names as reminders of the hardships the family has overcome by welcoming these kids into the world, especially during a global pandemic. “The delivery happened after facing several difficulties and therefore, my husband and I wanted to make the day memorable,” she told the publication. “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.”