The siblings - a girl and a boy - were born in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh during an ongoing nationwide lockdown.
"The delivery happened after facing several difficulties and therefore, my husband and I wanted to make the day memorable," the twins' 27-year-old mother told news agency Press Trust of India.
She said the coronavirus was "dangerous and life-threatening", but the COVID-19 outbreak had also made people focus on sanitation, hygiene and instil other good habits.
"When the hospital staff also started calling the babies Corona and Covid, we finally decided to name them after the pandemic," she added.
A szülők szerint a vírus veszélyes, ám hatására az emberek elkezdtek jobban odafigyelni a higiéniára, és más jó szokásokat is felvettek.