Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Mum infected with coronavirus delivers healthy baby girl while in quarantine (photos)

A coronavirus patient quarantined in a China hospital has given birth to a baby girl who has gone on to test negative for the deadly strain.

Photos show midwives in protective hazmat overalls and masks as they deliver the baby girl before she was isolated from her mum for observation.

The mother is said to be in a stable condition at the hospital in Harbin, located in China’s most northeasterly province of Heilongjiang, reports yahoo! news.

Hospitals across China have been pushed to their limits, with videos emerging of staff breaking down after relentless shifts in a desperate bid to keep the virus at bay.

Images of a 22-year-old nurse’s badly-cut hands shared by Chinese state owned, English-language outlet China Daily, are believed to have been caused by constantly changing gloves and using disinfectant.

This latest birth comes after a mum-of-two, named only as Ms Gong, also welcomed a healthy boy on February 1 while in quarantine at Wuhan Union Hospital, having been transferred there on January 31 from Heilongjiang.

The baby's dad has tested positive for the virus, while his mum is also suspected to be infected.

Footage from the hospital, one of the facilities on the front line of the viral outbreak in Central China’s Hubei Province, shows Dr Song Bo holding the newborn boy.