4-yr-old Indian origin girl is one of the youngest persons to recover from COVID-19

WION Web Team
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Published: Apr 27, 2020, 11:48 AM(IST)

Coronavirus in kids (representative image) Photograph:( AFP )

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The minor had fought off a rare type of kidney cancer last year called ganglioneuroblastoma. Being a cancer survivor, doctors took extra precaution for her.

A four-year-old Indian origin girl in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) has become one of the youngest persons in the world to have recovered from the novel coronavirus.

She, known as Sivani, was given a fitting send off by medical staff at Al Futtaim Health Hub on April 20.

The minor had fought off a rare type of kidney cancer last year called ganglioneuroblastoma. Being a cancer survivor, doctors took extra precaution for her.

Sivani was admitted to the hospital on April 1, the Gulf News report said. She had contracted the virus from her mother -- a front line health worker -- who fell ill in March.

Both Sivani and father dad were also tested despite not having any symptoms and, unlike her father, Sivani was found to be positive.

Sivani remained under treatment for 20 days before two consecutive negative swab tests rendered her all clear. She will now undergo 14-day quarantine at home.

Her mother remains under observation and is expected to be released soon.

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