A baby was born with the coronavirus in Russia’s Caucasus region, health officials were quoted by TASS news agency as saying on Sunday, to a mother who is also infected. The birth in the North Ossetia city of Beslan follows one in mid-April in Peru, which health officials there said was the second known case of a COVID-19 positive newborn worldwide.
In North Ossetia, “a pregnant woman was infected by the coronavirus, and her baby was born infected”, a regional health ministry spokesman was quoted by the state agency TASS as saying. They are now at home, their state is satisfactory,” the spokesman added. The head of the hospital’s maternity unit, Hassan Tagaiev, was quoted by local television as saying that 17 of 35 women who were about to give birth there had tested positive for COVID-19.
Beslan was the site of a hostage crisis in 2004 that left 300 civilians dead, including 186 children, after Islamist gunmen seized a school and security forces launched an assault.
Russia currently reports more than 280,000 cases of the coronavirus, placing it second worldwide behind the United States for infections. It also says that 2,631 people have died, a number that critics have called into question.
In other news – Rest in Peace, Stella Malebye: Our bride passed on shortly after filming this episode #OurPerfectWedding
Stella was going through a messy divorce when she met David, and wasn’t in the right headspace to consider getting into a new relationship at that point. This was in 2015. The couple meet at David’s friends’ house. He was there to help his friend fit his new stove and it so happened that Stella was friends with the friends’ wife.
David liked Stella the moment he saw her. He stopped fitting the stove and followed her around the house, wanting to get to know her better. Stella’s friend tried to assure her that David was actually a good guy, but she wasn’t interested at first. Read more