COVID-19 infected Kerala couple blessed with a baby girl in UAE
Abu Dhabi: Jincy Antony, a nurse and her husband Jose, who tested positive for COIVD-19, here have been blessed with a baby girl. The Kerala based couple and the baby have now tested negative for COVID-19.
Jincy, a staff nurse at Medeor Hospital, Al Ain, delivered the baby before recovering from the disease. The couple welcomed their first child after 5 years. They had a tough time abroad battling the coronavirus.
Jincy was on duty when UAE reported its first COVID-19 case. Her husband, who is working as an accountant at a private firm, tested positive for the disease at first. Later, Jincy also turned positive. As she had no serious symptoms, she continued in home-quarantine. Her sister Josmy Antony took care of her at home.
Jincy was 9 months pregnant when she tested positive for COVID-19. Her husband Jose, who was diagnosed with the disease on May 15, suffered pneumonia and got admitted at the hospital where Jincy is employed.
After 20 days, Jincy’s test results declared her negative for COVID-19 on June 4. On the next day, she visited the doctor and got admitted due to high blood pressure. The hospital collected her sample for another COVID test and she turned positive.
On June 6, Jincy and Jose welcomed their first child. Her sister Josmy and hospital staff took care of the baby as she was admitted in the isolation ward.
On June 10, Jincy turned negative for COVID-19. When they reached home, Jose, who also recovered from the disease was continuing his quarantine after 2 weeks of treatment at the hospital.
Amidst this, Jincy’ s sister Josmy also turned positive for COVID-19. After days of quarantine, she also recovered from the virus.
"The nurses took care of my child when I was isolated. So as a tribute to the nurses who called as angels on earth, I named my child Angelin. Everyone in our family liked this name," said Jincy.
While battling the pandemic, Jincy and Jose never disclosed the matter to their family in Kerala. But after turning negative, they described their fight against COVID-19 and survival to them.