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Newborn child tests positive for novel coronavirus in London


Muhammad UsmanMultimedia Journalist

14th Mar, 2020. 05:01 pm
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A newborn child has been tested positive for novel coronavirus, it is the youngest case of the disease in the United Kingdom which has emerged.
The child’s mother, was taken to a north London hospital few days before the birth of the child, has also been diagnosed with the virus.
The mother was tested positive at North Middlesex hospital, in Enfield. Her results came after the birth of the baby. After the birth the newly born baby was tested positive for Covid-19.
The NHS trust has also confirmed that 2 patients tested for coronavirus, with staff in close contact during treatment being told to self-isolate.
It is still unknown whether the baby affected with the virus in the mother’s womb or was infected during birth. The Sun, reported that the baby was still being treated at the hospital but the mother has been transferred to a specialist infections hospital.
North Middlesex University Hospital NHS trust said in a statement: “Two patients at North Middlesex University hospital have tested positive for coronavirus. One has been transferred to a specialist centre and one is being treated in an isolation room.
“The safety of our patients and staff is our top priority, so in following guidance from Public Health England, we are regularly deep cleaning the areas where the patients are cared for and staff who were in close contact with these patients were advised to self-isolate.”

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