A boy and a girl born during India's coronavirus lockdown have been named Corona and Covid after the pandemic.
The parents of the twins said they hope the names will serve as a reminder of the hardships they had to overcome.
"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," Preeti Verma, the twins' mother, said. "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."
Verma went into labor on March 26 and the babies were delivered in the early hours of March 27.