Actor Ruslaan Mumtaz and wife Nirali welcomed their first child – a baby boy (now named Rayaan) on March 26. While he is in a happy space for being a daddy, the actor is also worried about the spread of COVID-19 and lockdown. He recalls how things soon turned into a nightmare when he and his wife Nirali Mehta were asked to leave the hospital immediately due to coronavirus scare. He talks about that time when none of them didn’t have the knowledge about how to feed the baby and with no nanny around, also, how to give him burp. Also Read - Nepal Airport Under Renovation Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

Speaking to Hindustan Times, Ruslaan told, “One of the doctors in the hospital had passed away due to COVID-19, so we left after a few hours. We had no nanny and no one to guide us how to feed Rayaan (his son) or how to make him burp. My parents told me to get a Japa maid who specialises in taking care of the newborns but that would have increased the chances of contracting the virus.” Also Read - Bangladesh Govt Decides Not to Extend COVID-19 Shutdown



When the couple brought Rayaan home, Ruslaan shares that the baby slept the entire day and didn’t have milk for 14 hours. “We were told that if the baby was sleeping, we shouldn’t wake him up. Around 12 at night, he woke up and I was up till 3 am with him in my arms. Nirali and I decided to swaddle the baby so that he felt cozy in the cot. We saw online how to do it and wrapped him up tightly. And then, I slept for a while. When I woke up, I touched the baby and he wasn’t moving. I freaked out thinking I had done something wrong. It was as if I had lost him but after some time, he moved and I was relieved,” he recalls the time. Also Read - COVID-19 Cases Cross 1.6 Lakh-mark; Death Toll Above 4,600; Shah Speaks to CMs Over Lockdown Extension | Key Points



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Yesterday was a very eventful day in my life and I thank all of you for giving us all your love and wishes. It all seemed so cool yesterday saying that a super hero is born in the time of crisis but today reality hit me. In my excitement of CHOTA BABYs arrival I completely forgot what’s going on in the real world right now but today I got a reality check when we were told that we are going to be moved to a different floor at the hospital because our floor was being isolated only for covid-19 patients. Initially we were just stressed about changing rooms because we were booked for 3nights and had already unpacked our stuff but when our doctor, pediatrician and nurses all told us that since Nirali and Chota Baby are doing well we should go back home immediately, that’s when we realised there is no place that is safe except for homes, not even a hospital. At this hour let’s pray for each other, for our babies, for babies who are born during these uncertain times, for people who are stranded in cities away from their homes, for our elders and try to keep ourselves mentally strong. We will fight this because we all have super heroes within us. Our super heroes will rise when needed. Untill then Give love and receive love. I’ll do my bit, you do yours but from the safety of your own home. #pray #god #chotababy #destiny #superhero

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“One of my friends, who lived near her place, helped us get her to our home. I realised that I might end up making a mistake due to the lack of knowledge. I hope people will understand my situation and not judge me for this,” Ruslaan added.