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Baby bloom in the times of the pandemic

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Last updated on: June 22, 2020 12:29 IST
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The newborns opens their eyes to see the world fighting a deadly disease.

IMAGE: Nurses hold newborn babies wearing protective face shields at the Praram 9 hospital in Bangkok, Thailand. Photograph: Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters

IMAGE: Amandine, who tested positive for the coronavirus disease just before giving birth, and Francois wearing protective face masks, are pictured with their newborn daughter Mahaut and gynecologist Dr Christophe Cayphas at the CHIREC Delta Hospital in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters


IMAGE: Nurses at AIIMS, Raipur, take care of a 3-month-old baby whose mother tested coronavirus positive. The baby's other relatives including his uncle, grandmother were also found positive for coronavirus and there is no one else in the family who could look after the baby. Photograph: PTI Photo


IMAGE: A nurse takes a video of a newborn baby in the maternity ward at the Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey to send to the parents as visiting hours are restricted because of the COVID-19 outbreak, Britain. Photograph: Steve Parsons/Pool/Reuters


IMAGE: Bank auditor Nguyen Huyen Trang, wearing a protective mask, looks at her newborn son Phuc An at the Vinmec hospital in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photograph: Kham/Reuters


IMAGE: A nurse in a protective suit attends to a baby with COVID-19 at an isolation ward at the Wuhan Children's Hospital in Wuhan, China. Photograph: China Daily/Reuters


IMAGE: Daniel and Cheryl Sanchez of Seattle introduce their two week- old-baby to grandparents Rosemary and Roland Berezan during a roadside meet up along the Canada-US border as the family gathered for Mother's Day in Langley, British Columbia, Canada. Photograph: Jennifer Gauthier/Reuters


IMAGE: Neonatal Nurse Kirsty Hartley carries premature baby Theo Anderson to his mother Kirsty Anderson at the Burnley General Hospital in East Lancashire, Burnley, Britain. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Pool/Reuters


IMAGE: Photographer Evgenia Danigevich, 27, sits in a car with her newborn son Platon as she leaves a hospital after giving birth, in Moscow, Russia.
Evgenia is originally from Tiraspol in Moldova's breakaway Transdniestria region. Her parents live there and are unable to come to Moscow due to lockdown measures. Photograph: Evgenia Novozhenina/Reuters


IMAGE: Pregnant women pray to Our Lady of Childbirth at a cathedral in Valencia, Spain. Photograph: Nacho Doce/Reuters


IMAGE: Nurses and newborns in the Hotel Venice owned by the BioTexCom clinic in Kiev, Ukraine.
At least fifty babies born to surrogate mothers are stranded in the Ukrainian clinic as the coronavirus lockdown prevents their foreign parents from collecting them. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters


IMAGE: Newborn baby Phuc An, wearing a protective face shield, is seen before leaving home for his vaccination, in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Phuc An was born at the Vinmec hospital in Hanoi on April 1 when Vietnam imposed strict restrictions on movement to contain the spread of coronavirus. Photograph: Kham/Reuters


IMAGE: Noemie Bouchet, Arnaud Joal and their new born daughter Bertille talk by video with relatives unable to visit due to France's lockdown in Geneva, Switzerland. Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters



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