- Coronavirus pandemic has caused 46 surrogate newborns to be stranded in a 'baby factory' in Ukraine
- Their parents are in other countries and they can't come for them due to the coronavirus lockdown
- Their parents have paid for services from BioTexCom, an organisation that assisted them with starting families
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Forty-six surrogate newborns are stranded in a dormitory at a hotel in Ukraine as the COVID-19 lockdown has stopped their parents from taking them home.
According to Mirror, their parents are in the UK, USA, Italy, Spain, France, Israel, Germany, China, Mexico, Romania and other countries.
Briefly.co.za gathers that their parents have paid between £5,745 (R129 214.05) and £57,365 (R1 290 228.76) for services from BioTexCom, an organisation that assisted them with starting families.
The babies are being cared for by staff at a so-called 'baby factory' due to the pandemic causing countries to close their borders.
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An administrator called Marina said: “Dear parents! My name is Marina, I'm an administrator of the Venice Hotel.
“Our baby sitters take care of your babies 24 hours a day in a baby room.
"Every day they spend some time with the children in the open air and bathe them.”
In other news, a pair of Milwaukee twin sisters identified as Arianna and Arielle Williams got accepted into 38 schools - receiving more than $1 000 000 (R18.53 million) in scholarships.
The twin sisters are graduating seniors at Dr Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy, with Arianna currently ranked the top student in her class and her sister close behind.
The duo is waiting to be officially named valedictorian and salutatorian of their school.
Arianna told WDJT: "This is not really a completion for me, I'm just getting started."
Her sister added: "Yeah, I feel partially relieved."
They have both been accepted into 38 universities but they chose to attend Marquette University in Wisconsin where they will be studying nursing.
Their school administrator, Judith Parker, said: "We couldn't be more proud of their growth, choices and their ability to persevere with joy in the face of obstacles."
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