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This baby was born with COVID-19 antibodies

The novel coronavirus will have a tough time impacting this new baby, who has been born with antibodies.

 In this Saturday, June 27, 2020 file photo, a doctor checks a newborn baby inside an incubator at Al-Sabeen hospital in Sanaa, Yemen.
In this Saturday, June 27, 2020 file photo, a doctor checks a newborn baby inside an incubator at Al-Sabeen hospital in Sanaa, Yemen
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A new baby was born with the antibodies to combat the novel coronavirus after the baby’s mother became infected with COVID-19, Sky News reports.

What’s going on?

Mother Celine Ng-Chan gave birth to her new baby in Singapore after she contracted the novel coronavirus.

She said her family got the coronavirus while in vacation in Europe back in March. She and her 2-year-old daughter went to the hospital with COVID-19. She said she wasn’t worried about her unborn son getting the virus, according to Straits Times.

When her baby was born, doctors found he had COVID-19 antibodies.

  • ”It’s very interesting,” Ng-Chan told the Straits Times. “His pediatrician said my COVID-19 antibodies are gone but Aldrin has COVID-19 antibodies.”

This has happened before

Another couple — Natasha and Pele Ling — gave birth to a baby who had COVID-19 antibodies after Natasha had tested positive for the virus during the pregnancy, Newser reports.

According to Reuters, doctors in China have discovered antibodies in newborns from infected mothers.