Celine Ng-Chan had contracted Coronavirus in Europe

The Straits Times reports that a Singaporean mother who contracted Coronavirus has given birth to a baby with virus antibodies.

Celine Ng-Chan, 31, had tested positive for Covid-19 after returning from a family holiday in Europe in March.

Ng-Chan’s mother, Madam Choy Wai Chee, 58, was hospitalised for four months and spent 29 days on a life support machine.

Aldrina – Ng-Chan’s 2-year-old daughter – was also hospitalised but was discharged with her mother after 2.5 weeks.

On 7 November, Ng-Chan gave birth to her son Aldrin whose antibodies suggested he has Coronavirus immunity. Ng-Chan was 10 weeks pregnant when diagnosed with the virus.

“It’s very interesting,” Ng-Chan said. “His paediatrician said my Covid-19 antibodies are gone but Aldrin has Covid-19 antibodies.”

“My doctor suspects I have transferred my Covid-19 antibodies to him during my pregnancy.”

“I wasn’t worried that Aldrin would get Covid-19 as I read that the transmission risk (from mother to the fetus) is very low.”

Ng-Chan went on to express her gratitude for her son’s situation.

“My pregnancy and birth was smooth sailing despite being diagnosed with Covid-19 in my first trimester, which is the most unstable stage of the pregnancy. I’m very blessed to have Aldrin and he came out very healthy,” she said.

“I feel relieved my Covid-19 journey is finally over now.”

In other news, Japan, Taiwan and South Korea have been listed in the top 5 places to be during the Coronavirus pandemic

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