Coronavirus Patient Gives Birth In Isolation Ward

A woman undergoing treatment for coronavirus in an isolation ward in Cameroon’s capital, Yaoundé, gave birth to a baby girl over the weekend, a doctor at the hospital has told the BBC.

The mother, 19-year-old Marie, gave birth normally but has since been separated from the newborn.

The patient was connected to an oxygen supply when her contractions started.

“We just arranged the room and she delivered on her bed while on oxygen,” Dr Yaneu Ngaha Bondja Junie, a gynaecologist at the Yaoundé Central Hospital, told the BBC.