This online news reports that the new mother revealed this at a time when the world was trying to control the spread of the COVID-19 global pandemic.
The mother identified as 27-year-old Preeti Verma said the boy was named COVID while the girl was named Corona.
Corona and COVID were born to the family from Central India on Thursday, March 26.
Verma, however, noted that their names might change when they get older, adding that her family would not forget the hardships the pandemic brought, despite coming with some happy memories.
She said: “The delivery happened after facing several difficulties and therefore, I 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.
“Thus, we thought about these names.”
On the birth of her children, the mother recounted her labour experience.
She said: “Late night of March 26, I suddenly experienced severe labour pain and somehow my husband arranged an ambulance operated under the 102 Mahtari Express service.
“As no vehicular movement was allowed on roads due to the lockdown, we were stopped by police at various places but they let us go after noticing my condition.
“I was wondering what would happen in the hospital as it was midnight, but fortunately doctors and other staff were very cooperative.”
The 27-year-old mother said that due to restrictions at the hospital because of the COVID-19 global pandemic, family and friends were not allowed to visit them in the hospital.