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Coronavirus: baby born to Covid-19 mother tests negative

Makarios hospital

A baby born to a mother with coronavirus on Tuesday has tested negative, the hospital said on Thursday.

The baby’s health condition was excellent and there were no symptoms related to the virus, said Avraam Elias, director of Makarios hospital paediatric clinic.

The baby will remain in hospital and will be tested again in seven days.

“If the second sample is also negative, the newborn will be discharged and will come into contact with his mother, provided she has also tested negative twice,” he said.

The mother, who had not displayed any symptoms of the virus despite being positive, has tested negative once. She will be tested again on Friday.

This was the first baby in Cyprus to be born to a mother who was positive.

Elia said a three-month-old baby is so far the only confirmed case concerning a child.

The baby was treated for three days and was now at home where it was closely monitored.

“So far there is no other confirmed case that needed treatment in hospital,” Elia said.

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