A couple in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh have named their newborn twins Corona and Covid.
The twins – a boy and a girl – were born during the ongoing nationwide lockdown.
“The delivery happened after facing several difficulties and therefore, my husband and I wanted to make the day memorable,” Preeti Verma, the mother of the twins, told the news agency Press Trust of India.
The couple said the names would remind them about the hardships they faced during the lockdown and ahead of the successful delivery in a government hospital last week.
The lockdown in India has resulted in the suspension of trains and airline services and effectively kept 1.3 billion Indians at home for all but essential trips to places like markets or pharmacies.