ENTEBBE —A coronavirus positive woman has given birth to a baby at Entebbe Grade B Hospital, in Entebbe Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng said, adding that the baby is “is doing well”.
Dr Aceng said the baby girl was born on Saturday afternoon April 04 through C-section.
The mother is one of the 48 coronavirus patients in Uganda who are undergoing treatment.
“Good news coming out from Entebbe Grade B Hospital. One of the 48 COVID19 patients who is undergoing treatment at Entebbe Grade B Hospital, today delivered a baby girl through C Section,” she said.
“Mother and baby are doing well,” she added, lauding stellar health workers.
The minister did explain whether her team would monitor the baby’s condition for symptoms.
This is the first baby to be born to a coronavirus infected woman in Uganda.
It is also not clear whether the baby will stay with her mother or she will be supplemented.
So far, there is no proof that suggests that the virus can be transmitted through breastfeeding.
According to World Health Organization (WHO) women with COVID-19 can breastfeed if they wish to but should practice hygiene during the feeding, ware a mask where available, wash hands before and after touching the baby and routinely clean and disinfect surfaces they have touched.