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Smallest Italian village reports first birth in eight years’ time!

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The novel coronavirus pandemic wasn’t a really happy time for most people. However, this Italian village would disagree.

So basically the population of this village in Morterone, which is a mountainous community in Lombardy, saw the birth of the first baby boy in eight years on the 19th of July, Sunday 2020. The name of the baby boy is Denis.

“It truly is a celebration for the whole community,” the mayor of Morterone, Antonella Invernizzi, told Corriere Della Sera.

Denis’s parents, Matteo and Sara, followed the Italian tradition of announcing the birth of the baby by placing a ribbon – blue for a boy and pink for a girl – on the door of their home. It is the first time such a ribbon has been seen in the village since 2012 when a baby girl was born.

Denis weighed 2.6kg at the time of his birth. Sara who was pregnant during the pandemic said, “It wasn’t easy to be pregnant during a pandemic. You were unable to go out or go and see loved ones.”

She said there would definitely be a grand party once the family returns from the hospital. “We will welcome everyone with open arms … It’s exciting that my little one will be among the inhabitants of Morterone, and increasing, even if only slightly, the population.”

Earlier the population dropped to 28 after the death of the mayor, Invernizzi’s father’s death. “Now we have gone back up to 29,” Invernizzi said. “There is no other pregnancies insight, at least that I know of … but certainly, a newborn is always a joy for all of us”, he concluded.