Indian twins born during the nationwide Coronavirus lockdown have been named Corona and Covid.
The Indian twins – a boy and a girl – were born in Chhattisgarh on March 27 during the Coronavirus lockdown. And their parents have decided to honour the momentous occasion by calling them Corona and Covid.
India has experienced one of the biggest lockdowns in the world, with 1.3 billion people given restricted movement for 21 days.
Some good news
While the Coronavirus pandemic has killed nearly 70,000 people worldwide, the twins’ mother argued that the outbreak had changed the focus in India. She argues that there’s more focus on sanitation and good hygiene habits. And after a difficult delivery, she decided to celebrate their good news.
“The delivery happened after facing several difficulties and therefore, my husband and I wanted to make the day memorable,” the twins’ mother told the Press Trust of India.
They said the names would remind them about the hardships they faced during the lockdown.
It does make you think, though.
If we had twins during the Coronavirus pandemic they’d probably be called PS4 and Grand Theft Auto. Or Netflix and Amazon Prime.