A girl born in Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur town on Sunday − the day of ‘Janata Curfew − has been named Corona by her uncle.

The uncle, Nitesh Tripathi, said that he decided to name the baby after the deadly virus because Corona has unified the world on this issue.

The baby has already become the talk of the town. The hospital staff who were intially taken aback by this later hailed the newborn’s family for naming her after coronavirus.


Tripathi said that he had taken permission from the newborn’s mother and father before naming the baby. Other family members had also been taken into confidence.

“The virus is no doubt dangerous and it has killed so many people in the world, but it has also inculcated many good habits in us and brought the world closer. This baby will be the symbol of people’s unity to fight the evil,” he added.