Reuters quotes the newspaper Straits Times, Sunday (29/11/2020), reported that the baby was born this month without being exposed to Covid-19, but instead had antibodies to the virus.
Quoted Kompas.com from VOA Indonesia, Ng-Chan developed mild symptoms due to the coronavirus and was discharged from the hospital after two and a half weeks.
Ng-Chan and the National University Hospital (NUH), where he was born, did not immediately comment.
Until now, the active virus has not been found in fluid samples around the baby in the womb or in breast milk.
Doctors in China reported decreases in Covid-19 antibodies over time in babies born to women who contracted the coronavirus, according to an article published in October in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases.
Doctors from New York-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center reported in October in JAMA Pediatrics that mother-to-newborn transmission of the new coronavirus is rare.