Nov 30, 2020

Baby born with COVID-19 antibodies

A Singaporean woman who was infected with the novel coronavirus in March when she was pregnant has given birth to a baby with antibodies against the virus, offering a new clue as to whether the infection can be transferred from mother to child.

The baby was born this month without COVID-19 but with the virus antibodies, the Straits Timesnewspaper reported on Sunday, citing the mother.

The case casts new light on the way the virus spreads from mothers to foetuses. CREDIT:AP

"My doctor suspects I have transferred my COVID-19 antibodies to him during my pregnancy," Celine Ng-Chan told the paper.

Ng-Chan had been mildly ill from the disease and was discharged from hospital after two-and-a-half weeks, the Straits Times said.