A Chinese baby who was infected with the coronavirus at five days old has been discharged from a hospital following a full recovery.
The newborn baby, named by media as Mu’en, is so far the youngest coronavirus patient in China, according to reports.
The previous record-holder was a 17-day-old baby who recovered without medication after being born to a confirmed patient.
Mu’en, who had been treated in quarantine, was reunited with his parents today at the Henan Children’s Hospital in Zhengzhou city of central China.
He was diagnosed with the deadly disease five days after he was born on January 31.
The boy was admitted to the provincial hospital after sustaining a serious infection in his lungs.
The hospital assembled a special team to personalise treatment plans for the newborn.
His condition gradually improved after a month of round-the-clock care and anti-virus treatment.
Mu’en left the hospital with his parents after he had tested negative twice and his lungs had fully recovered, according to The Paper.
The children’s hospital also dispatched a negative pressure ambulance to escort the family back to their hometown, Xinyang, which is 324 kilometres (200 miles) away.
– Daily Post UK