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Covid Bryant and Covid Rose trend as Filipino newborns named after virus

Some Filipino parents who recently welcomed their newborns, to the extent of naming them after the disease and this according to viral posts that pushed "Covid Bryant" and then "Covid Rose" to top Twitter trends in the Philippines.

According to the sender of the message, he found out through Facebook that the daughter of their kasambahay gave birth to a baby boy and named him ‘Covid Bryant,’ a combination of the shortened term for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that is now prevalent and NBA legend Kobe Bryant’s last name. 

Here's a look at how others reacted:

“Anak ng teteng! I just found out through FB that the daughter of our kasambahay gave birth this morning, March 15, Day 1 of Metro Manila Quarantine, and named the baby boy COVID BRYANT,” the message reads. “Nemen! Kawawang bata ere.”

The sender went on saying he later called the mother and she confirmed it is true.

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