Saudi COVID-19-infected woman gives birth to healthy triplets

Dubai: A pregnant woman infected with coronavirus gave birth to healthy triplets at a hospital in Sakaka city in Al Jawf region, north-western Saudi Arabia, local media reported on Wednesday.

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A highly qualified medical team consisting of specialists in obstetrics-gynaecology, anaesthesia and paediatrics performed a C-section on the woman at the Obstetrics, Women and Children hospital in Sakaka.

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The Al Jawf Directorate of Health Affairs said the C-section was performed in compliance with precautionary measures for COVID-19 infected mothers to ensure the safety of pregnant women and health practitioners.

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The new-born babies are in good health and have been tested negative for coronavirus. The mother is also in good health.

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The health authorities said the hospital’s infection control team were present in the operation theatre.

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