Imphal: Two healthy babies have been named as Covina and Covida after their birth at different quarantine centers in Kangpokpi district of Manipur recently.
The news comes after the first quarantine baby, Emmanuel Quarantino, was born at one of the district quarantine centers to a young Goa-returnee couple.
As per reports, on July 1, a Gurgaon-returnee couple, Seigin Hangshing and Nengminhoi Hangshing, gave birth to a baby girl, weighing 2.1 kg at the IGNTU-RCM, Makhan institutional quarantine center run by the district administration. The baby was delivered at around 11:35 am., by a team of PHC Motbung, led by Dr Imocha and Dr Kennedy, with two nurses under the supervision of district chief medical officer Dr Nilakanta Singh and Dr Paotinlal Haokip, in-charge medical superintendent of Kangpokpi district hospital.
Later, the baby, whose parents are a resident of Motbung village, was named Covina by the SDO concerned and the medical team respectively.
It may be mentioned that the particular quarantine center, where the couple is also staying under surveillance since May 29, houses around 100 returnees, of which at least 60 inmates have been tested positive for COVID-19. Hence, their stay at the center got extended for more than 30 days due to containment protocol.
Meanwhile, on July 3 at 12 pm, a Bengaluru-returnee woman, named Jasmine, gave birth to a baby boy, weighing 4 kg, at Tumnoupokpi quarantine center in the district.
The medical team, led by Dr Nengpihing, medical officer-in-charge of PHC Kalapahar, later, named the baby as Covida.
Both the mother and the baby are said to be healthy and in good condition, said the report.
Now, Kangpokpi district has altogether three babies born at the quarantine centers during the ongoing pandemic lockdown in the state.