Premature baby Jorgito beats COVID-19

A coronavirus miracle in Peru.

Not enough that baby Jorgito was born three-months premature, his life also started with a positive test for COVID-19.

That meant spending the first part of his life under round-the-clock care in a Lima hospital.

Weighing just half a kilo when he was born, Jorgito contracted the virus through his mother, who was suffering with the virus back in mid-June, when the pandemic was at its peak in Peru.

Now, after months of recovery Jorgito and his mother Lissy Yaya are due to be discharged from hospital.

"It's a miracle, it's a miracle that we are together, that we can have contact as mother and child. For me, Jorgito is a symbol of love, hope and above all else faith."

Video Transcript

- A coronavirus miracle in Peru. Not enough that baby Jorgito was born three months premature, his life also started with a positive test for COVID-19. That meant spending the first part of his life under around the clock care in a Lima hospital. Weighing just 1/2 a kilo when he was born, Jorgito contracted the virus through his mother who was suffering with coronavirus back in mid-June, when the pandemic was at its peak in Peru.

Now after months of recovery, Jorgito and his mother, Lissy Yaya, are due to be discharged from hospital.

LISSY YAYA: [SPEAKING SPANISH]

INTERPRETER: It's a miracle. It's a miracle that we're together, that we can have contact as mother and child. For me, Jorgito is a symbol of love, hope, and above all else, faith.

[APPLAUSE]