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COVID-19: Newborn baby tests positive in Varanasi but mother is negative

Banaras Hindu University Registrar Neeraj Tripathi confirmed that the baby examined positive but the hospital medical superintendent didn’t reply to telephone calls.

The household of a new child woman in Varanasi is bewildered after the baby examined positive for COVID-19 quickly after start although her mother had examined negative earlier than the supply.


The 26-year-old girl is admitted in the S.S. Hospital in the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in Varanasi.

Anil Prajapati, 32, a businessman, mentioned his pregnant spouse Supriya was admitted to the hospital on May 24. She was examined the identical day by the RT-PCR which confirmed a negative COVID-19 outcome, as per her report.

On May 25, Ms. Supriya gave start to a baby woman. “The baby’s sample was taken from the operation theatre even before the child was given to us,” Mr. Prajapati informed The Hindu.

As per the RT-PCR results of the baby, she was proven positive on May 26, a day after her pattern was collected.


Mr. Prajapati is confused and left questioning how the baby examined positive whereas his spouse was negative. “It’s strange. I did feel some anxiety. We can’t understand if the test reports are faulty,” he mentioned.

The medical superintendent of the hospital didn’t reply to telephone calls.

BHU Registrar Neeraj Tripathi, nevertheless, confirmed that the baby had examined positive. The mother and baby are each in the labour room, he mentioned on Wednesday night.

“The baby’s report is COVID-19 positive. They are together as of now and will be separated soon,” he mentioned.

Mr. Tripathi mentioned he spoke to the medical superintendent of the hospital and was knowledgeable that the lady and her baby have been “both fine”.

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