A pregnant woman infected with COVID-19 has given birth to healthy triplets in Saudi Arabia.
The triplets were born at a hospital in the city of Sakaka in the northern Saudi Arabian province of Al Jawf on 4th August.
A highly-qualified medical team at the Obstetrics, Women and Children’s Hospital in Sakaka, made up of specialists in obstetrics-gynaecology, paediatrics, and anaesthesia, performed a C-section on the unnamed mother.
According to the Al Jawf Directorate of Health Affairs, the C-section was carried out in compliance with precautionary measures for COVID-19-infected women giving birth.
The operation ensures the safety of the pregnant women and health workers carrying out the birth.
The mother’s triplets are reportedly in good health and they all tested negative for the virus.
Meanwhile, the unnamed mum is also recovering well.
The local health authority said the hospital’s infection control team were present in the operation theatre throughout the C-section.
Last month, a Saudi woman diagnosed with COVID-19 gave birth to a healthy baby girl at Dhahran General Hospital in the south-western Saudi province of Aseer.
Doctors also carried out a C-section on the infected mum.
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