Corona-infected Bangladeshi expatriate’s wife gives birth to baby

Staff Correspondent

2 April, 2020 12:00 AM printer

The wife of a coronavirus-infected Bangladeshi expatriate worker in Singapore has given birth to a baby boy in Bangladesh, reports The Straits Times.

The baby arrived on Monday afternoon, the Migrant Workers’ Centre Singapore or MWC, said, adding that both the mother and child were healthy and fine.

The baby’s father, a 39-year-old construction worker, is not aware of it yet. The wife, however, got to see her husband via a video call a day before giving birth, so she could ‘seek strength from seeing her beloved before the delivery,’ MWC report says.

The Bangladeshi man, also known as Singapore’s Case 42, continues to be sedated and in critical condition since he was first admitted nearly two months ago.

He remains in an intensive care ward because of complications brought on by Covid-19.

The worker was cleared of the disease and transferred out of the National Centre for Infectious Disease a few days ago, the MWC said in a Facebook post on Tuesday.

“His condition remains critical, but we are encouraged by this latest development and continue to ask for everyone’s prayers for him.” The man is currently warded at another government hospital, according to the newspaper.