A newborn baby in London tested positive for coronavirus, the world’s youngest victim, The Sun reported.
The child’s mother had been rushed to a London hospital days earlier with suspected pneumonia. The mom and baby are now being treated at separate hospitals, the news outlet reported.
The baby was tested within minutes of arrival.
Medics are trying to establish whether the tot was infected during birth, or contracted the virus in the womb.
“Staff in contact with both patients have been advised to self-isolate. Health officials are urgently trying to find out the circumstances behind their infections,” The Sun reported.
Obstetricians and gynecologists say healthy babies shouldn’t be separated from infected mothers and can be breastfed, The Sun reported.