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Baby boy born to mother positive for coronavirus tests negative

The mother will be allowed to come into contact with her newborn child once she tests negative for the virus for a second time


A baby boy born to a woman who was carrying coronavirus tested negative for the virus.

Head of the Pediatric Clinic at Makarios Hospital, Avraam Elia, said the newborn is in excellent health, and has shown no concerning symptoms so far.

Elia said the baby boy will remain in hospital for seven days and will undergo a follow-up test for coronavirus. If the test comes back negative, Elia noted, the newborn will be discharged.

He added that the child will be able to come into contact with his mother if she tests negative for coronavirus after a follow-up test to be conducted on Saturday, as she has already tested negative for the virus once.

Currently, the Makarios Hospital is also overseeing a three-month-old infant which has tested positive for coronavirus.

Makarios Hospital doctors were on Thursday expecting the results of coronavirus tests conducted on three more children being hospitalized there at a special ward.

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