A medical specialist wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) takes care of a newborn baby at the maternity ward of the City Clinical Hospital Number 15 named after O. Filatov, which delivers treatment to patients infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Moscow, Russia May 25, 2020. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
MOSCOW (Reuters) – “It’s a girl and she is fine, we all are fine,” said Rayhona, 23. “They have shown her to me on a smartphone.”
More than 150 babies have been born to mothers with suspected coronavirus infections at Moscow’s City Clinical Hospital Number 15, and the hospital says not a single newborn caught the infection. But to achieve that, the babies are separated from their mothers at birth, breastfeeding is banned, and the mothers are kept quarantined in a ward for two weeks.
Rayhona wore a mask and was hooked up to medical devices, sharing a room with another new mother also suspected of carrying the virus.
The mothers “are admitted with some…
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