A newborn girl in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, has been named Corona, after the Coronavirus pandemic that has affected millions worldwide. She was born on Sunday, the day of the 'janata curfew' in India when the nation observed a self-imposed curfew called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to tackle the novel coronavirus outbreak.
The girl's uncle, Nitesh Tripathi, said that he decided to name the baby after the deadly virus because it has unified the world on one issue.
The baby, born in Sohgaura village, has already become the talk of the town.
Mr Tripathi said that he had taken permission from the newborn's mother, Ragini Tripathi, before naming the baby.
"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 said.