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Both twin babies born in Mehsana now test positive for Covid19

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A baby girl who was delivered along with her twin brother in a hospital in Vadnagar has also tested positive for Covid19. Earlier, a day after the duo was born, the baby boy had tested positive, the girl child however was negative.

The one-day old baby boy thus had become the youngest in the state to have tested positive for coronavirus.

Earlier Dr HD Palekar, Superintendent of Vadnagar Medical College, where the twins were delivered, had told local media that the report was doubtful and that the babies will be tested again after two days to confirm whether they are indeed Covid19 positive. The repeat test of the babies showed that even the girl child had tested positive.

Hasumatiben, a resident of Molipur village in Mehsana, had given birth to twin babies on May 16 at the medical hospital. The babies were then tested for Covid19 and the result of one of them was reported to be positive on May 18. While the baby girl had tested negative, her brother had tested positive. Mehsana has reported over 93 cases of Covid19 so far.