First twins born with Covid-19 returned home for Christmas with relieved family

The first twins in the UK born with coronavirus have recovered and have gone home for their first Christmas.

Five-month-old tots Kenna and Lissa Curtis are believed to be the first in the country born with Covid-19, and their mum Sarah said she feels "blessed" as they prepare to celebrate the festivities at home together.

They were born 10 weeks early on July 3 weighing just 3lbs each and tested positive for the virus soon afterwards.

The "brilliant, beautiful and healthy" babies are now easing into life at their home in Distington, Cumbria.

Sarah told Metro : "I was genuinely so afraid that I was going to lose them – it was so terrifying and paralysing.

"I could have lose them, I could have died there in the hospital – but we're here now looking forward to celebrating Christmas together as a family.

"I'm so grateful this Christmas for these kids. That we're all still here. We haven't lost anyone through Covid and we're all healthy.

"This year has put everything in perspective for us and I couldn’t be happier."

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Kenna and Lissa can now look forward to Christmas presents from Santa.

But Sarah, who has two other children said: "It's not what's around the tree but who is around the tree – and I'm so happy with who is around the tree."

The mum-of-four added that she feels extremely grateful to be with her family in an emotional week for her and husband Aaron, 33, as they lost their daughter Lottie to cot death just before Christmas 2017.

She will be cooking the traditional turkey with all the trimmings for Aaron and son Roick, nine, and seven-year-old daughter Marcey.

Sarah said: "This is a hard week for us. The twins are the same age Lottie was when we lost her, so I just think a lot of people take their children for granted.

"We just smother them with love and enjoy every moment. And I am just so happy to have them all here by my side."

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