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By Nidharshana | Apr 14, 2020 10:50 PM

Despite the novel coronavirus spread causing panic among new parents, several newborns are being named after different aspects of this world-wide pandemic. After three newborns were named ‘Corona’, ‘Covid’, and ‘Lockdown’ last month, a couple from Uttar Pradesh’s Saharanpur district named their newborn as ‘Sanitizer’.

Newborns now named after the Coronavirus and Sanitizers

The child was born on Sunday and the mother said to a news agency that the doctors and health care providers smiled when they announced the name. According to the child’s father Omvir Singh, his son was named ‘Sanitizer’ because it can fight against the deadly virus. “Whenever people will talk of Corona, they will remember that it was the sanitizer that saved them”, he told a news agency. The word Sanitas in Latin means ‘health’ and the word Sanitizer means, ‘a liquid or device for cleaning objects carefully in order to get rid of harmful bacteria from them’.

Last week, a newborn in Madhya Pradesh was named as ‘Lockdown’. “He is Lockdown, as he was born during the lockdown period,” said the baby’s mother Manju Mail.

Last month a couple in Chhattisgarh named their newborn twins, Corona (girl) and Covid (boy). Corona is the Spanish word for ‘crown’ and Covid is the acronym given by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

அரசியல், விளையாட்டு, நாட்டுநடப்பு, குற்ற சம்பவங்கள், வர்த்தகம், தொழில்நுட்பம், சினிமா, வாழ்க்கை முறை என பலதரப்பட்ட சுவாரஸ்யமான செய்திகளை தமிழில் படிக்க இங்கு கிளிக் செய்யவும்