The first baby born of a woman who had tested positive to the novel coronavirus was born in a hospital in Athens on Wednesday, it was announced on Thursday.
An initial test on the infant, who was born at the maternity clinic of Attikon General Hospital has shown that it is not infected.
The 24-year-old woman, who was in the 40th week of pregnancy, had developed Covid-19 symptoms on Sunday and she then informed the national health system. She and her husband both tested positive for the coronavirus and it was recommended that she go to Attikon hospital to have her labor induced.
Both mother and child are in excellent condition and the mother was transferred to a negative pressure chamber and the infant to the neonatal care unit for monitoring.