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Covid-19 mother, newborn doing well

A mother who had tested positive for coronavirus and her newborn baby boy are doing well, Dr Agathoclis Christofides, heads of obstetrics and gynaecology at Makarios Hospital in Nicosia told CyBC on Wednesday morning.

Christofides said that the hospital had been notified about her case yesterday morning after tests came from CING that the woman had tested positive for Covid-19.

The woman, who is asymptomatic, was taken by ambulance to the hospital from her home in Paphos and underwent a C-section yesterday afternoon.

All went well, with the hospital implementing protocols that had been prepared for such cases.

Mother and  baby are in different isolation rooms, and both are doing well, he said.

But he noted that because of the measures takes, the father has not been allowed to visit his wife and child.

Nevertheless, it is hoped that both will be allowed to go home in the next few days, with the mother likely to be discharged first.

“This shows that when we are prepared and ready, we have a positive outcome,” he concluded.

Meanwhile, the head of pediatrics at the hospital Dr Avraam Elia said that the newborn weighs 3.5 kilos and is in excellent health.

A first sample had been sent for a coronavirus test though he anticipated that it would be negative as it was highly unlikely the virus had been transferred in-vitro.

The virus is not transferred through the placenta and the only possibility is through contact with the mother after birth, he added.

Woman with Covid-19 gives birth to healthy baby (updated)

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