Online posts misrepresent video of routine birth procedure as Covid-19 ‘abuse’

Published on 03/05/2021 at 12:01

A video of a mother and her newborn baby purportedly separated by a plastic sheet has been viewed thousands of times in posts that claim it shows medical “child abuse” justified by the pandemic. The claim is misleading: the baby's mother and various doctors told AFP the video shows a routine birthing procedure unrelated to coronavirus restrictions.