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Saudi: Over 25 Babies Born to Women Infected with COVID-19

More than 25 babies were born to women infected with coronavirus in Madinah, according to the General Directorate of Health Affairs in Madinah region.

These include some preterm births before completion of the 9-month pregnancy, the directorate said in a statement on Thursday.

The medical team at Uhud Hospital carried out a number of caesarian sections in accordance with the strict medical procedures and protocols in light of the corona pandemic crisis.

All children were placed in neonatal nurseries for medical tests, and it was confirmed that none of them were infected with coronavirus. All the babies have left the nurseries and are in good health condition showing normal growth, according to the statement.

The directorate called on all citizens and expatriates who have symptoms of coronavirus to contact ‘Tatman’ clinics at health centers in the neighborhoods of Al-Nasr, Al-Khalidiya and Al-Daeetha.


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