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ARGENTINA | 05-06-2020 15:25

Mayor confirms Necochea 'babyshower' newborn has coronavirus

Newborn tests positive for coronavirus, but is otherwise in good health, according to officials. Her mother was infected with Covid-19 after attending babyshower party in Necochea.

A baby who was the centre of a recent controversial Necochea baby shower defying quarantine and proving highly contagious, was finally born on Thursday. 

The newborn tested positive for the Covid-19 coronavirus but otherwise, the baby is in good health, local mayor Arturo Rojas confirmed. 

It is the first positive case of the virus registered in a newborn in Argentina .

The mother was infected at the party in Buenos Aires Province, as was another pregnant guest. The baby shower resulted in the isolation of almost 300 people between over 20 guests and their contacts, dislocating this seaside city where there had been no cases for two months and where the shops had re-opened. 

The event is now the subject of both an epidemiological and criminal investigation.

Rojas also revealed that another pregnant woman who attended the party had also been infected with Covid-19. "There is another one with fewer months of gestation that also tested positive, who we are monitoring."


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