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Couple name their twins Corona and Covid

And other stories from the stranger side of life

A couple have named their newly born twins Corona and Covid. The siblings - a girl and a boy - were born to Preeti and Vinay Verma in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. Their parents said the names would remind them about the hardships they faced during the lockdown.

Exams held on football stadium pitch in South Korea

Jobseekers in South Korea have taken a written exam on the pitch of a football stadium to try to adhere to social distancing rules. Applicants sat far apart on the field as they took the exam on Saturday in Ansan, south of Seoul. The test was part of the recruitment process at the Ansan Urban Corp.

Man hangs giant toilet paper replica in garden 

A man in Florida has satirised the toilet paper frenzy that has been such a feature of the coronavirus pandemic. Donald Ryan hung a huge replica roll between two trees in his front yard. “Everybody loves it,” Ryan continued. “You got to laugh, or you’re going to just drive yourself crazy.”

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