Meet COVID and CORONA
An Indian couple has made an irony of the Coronavirus pandemic by naming their twins born during the COVID19 Lockdown, COVID and Corrona.
The babies, a boy, and a girl were named after the coronavirus pandemic as a memorial over the pandemonium during the crisis.
This was revealed by the mother of the twins, Preeti Verma, according to Indian reports.
"The delivery happened after facing several difficulties and therefore, my husband and I 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," she said.
The father Vinay also sheds light on the adoption of the names citing the meaning of corona in the Latin language as what prompted his decision.
"Besides, these names are beautiful in their own, with Corona being Latin for crown," he said.
The Elders are not too keen on the choice of names
Though elated by the safe delivery of the twins, The couples have been advised by elder relatives to look at other options, so its expedient that the names will be dropped at a later date.
A spokesperson for the hospital has disclosed the mother and babies were recently discharged and all were in good health.
Presently, India has a total of 3,981 active cases, 325 have been cured or discharged or migrated. Meanwhile, the country's death toll has risen to 114, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare's website. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked the citizens to be ready for a long fight as he told the ministers to plan a slow exit from the nationwide lockdown.