The child’s mother had recently tested positive for Covid-19 and is undergoing treatment at Agra’s SN Medical College.

A doctor at Agra’s SN Medical College with the newborn

A woman who had tested positive for the novel coronavirus gave birth to a perfectly healthy boy at the quarantine center in Agra’s SN Medical College on Monday.

District Magistrate Prabhu N Singh told India Today that the woman had been quarantined after she tested positive for Covid-19. She was being kept in the isolation ward of the SN Medical College after it was discovered that she was in the final trimester of her pregnancy.

On Monday, the woman gave birth to a perfectly healthy boy under the care of the Gynaecology department staff of the Medical College. The boy’s initial tests for coronavirus have returned negative.

Coronavirus patient gives birth to baby boy in Agra, child tests negative for Covid-19 1

Hindustani Biradari Vice-Chairman Vishal Sharma said that in this dismal scenario when the coronavirus infection is advancing rapidly in Agra, any positive news uplifts the spirits of the city and prepares the people to keep fighting against this infection.

As on Monday, Agra has 255 confirmed cases of Covid-19. After two vegetable vendors tested positive for the infection, fruits and vegetable markets across Agra were shut down by the district administration.

Alarmed by the signs that the infection could spread in the community through vegetable vendors, the district administration has placed a strict restriction on the movement of unregistered vegetable vendors. The fruit and vegetable markets will now open in the city only between 7 am to 2 pm with entry permitted only to registered vendors holding valid passes.

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