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AIIMS Doctor's COVID Positive Wife Gives Birth To Healthy Boy

BP World Bureau | Apr 04 2020 11:10:22 AM
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NEW DELHI: AIIMS Doctor's wife, who tested positive for novel Coronavirus, gave birth to a healthy baby boy. A C-section was conducted to bring out the baby and he is kept with his mother in isolation so that she can breastfeed him.

It is not proven that the virus can transmit to the baby through breastfeeding. 

The 29-year-old woman was tested positive and she is the wife of a senior resident doctor who also tested positive with his brother. 

AIIMS senior doctor said that they will be collecting samples from the baby as well to check the infection. 

The vertical transmission of the disease is not fully proven by medical officials. The woman is also the first COVID positive to give birth during infection.