WATCH | Inside Peru's special maternity ward for mothers with Covid-19


Peru’s National Perinatal and Maternal Institute has dedicated about half its facilities to care for Covid-19 infected pregnant women.

Between April and August of this year, more than 2000 infected patients gave birth there, with 120 newborns testing positive. 

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Pregnant women are moved through the hospital in wheeled beds protected by transparent covers to stop the spread of the virus. 

The country has the fifth highest incidence of Covid-19 in the world. 

Watch the video above for more.

Compiled for Parent24 by Lesley-Anne Johannes. 


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