Meet Corona and Covid, newborn twins in India named after the deadly novel coronavirus spreading around the globe.
The siblings, a boy and a girl, were born on March 27 to Preeti and Vinay Verma in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh, according to Sky News.
“The delivery happened after facing several difficulties and therefore, my husband and I wanted to make the day memorable,” mom Preeti Verma told Press Trust of India, reported by Sky News.
The couple made the decision, she said, after hospital workers began referring to the babies as Corona and Covid.
So far, India has reported 3,082 cases and 86 deaths.
The country’s 1.3 billion residents have been put on lockdown by the central government, with only trips to supermarkets and pharmacies permitted.