Meet Lockdown Yadav, a newborn that epitomises the coronavirus pandemic

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: May 24, 2020, 07:19 PM(IST)

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Rita Yadav, a resident of Ambedkar Nagar, Uttar Pradesh, went into labour when she was on her way to Mumbai. She was then sent to the district hospital in Burhanpur with the help of the railway authorities and the district administration, where she gave birth to a son.

A woman, who recently gave birth to a child in Madya Pradesh's Burhanpur, has named her son 'Lockdown Yadav' -- as a mark to signify the challenging times he was born in.

Lockdown Yadav has been lucky to fight the crisis and be born while his mother was travelling by the Shramik Express -- a special train service for migrant workers. The newborn baby is lucky also because Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan himself congratulated the woman on her newborn.

Rita Yadav, a resident of Ambedkar Nagar, Uttar Pradesh, went into labour when she was on her way to Mumbai. She was then sent to the district hospital in Burhanpur with the help of the railway authorities and the district administration, where she gave birth to a son.

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Chouhan tweeted, "Our sister was going from Mumbai to her state Uttar Pradesh by Shramik train. In Burhanpur, she was admitted to a hospital where she gave birth to my nephew. Born amid lockdown, the sister decided to name her son as `Lockdown Yadav`. Bless the little Lockdown, good luck! "

Chauhan added, "Lots of love to little Lockdown Yadav! The Burhanpur collector, railway and local staff took good care of our sister and newborn nephew and made arrangements for their hometown, Uttar Pradesh. Thank you for this. Congratulations to the sister and family for the new guest! "

District Magistrate Praveen Singh arranged for a vehicle to send the migrant family back home, and provided clothes, food, beverages and a cash of Rs 5,000 for the child.

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