A Melbourne couple, forced to quarantine in Queensland, have been separated from their newborn baby boy.
Sarah and Moe Haider arrived in Brisbane from Doha on May 26. Just three days later, on May 29, Sarah was told she needed an emergency C-section and was taken from hotel quarantine to Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital to give birth.
Moe says he applied for an exemption to stay with her that same day, but it was only granted on Wednesday – the day after Sarah gave birth. Their baby boy, now five days old, is staying in the neonatal intensive care unit, and his parents are yet to meet him.
Both Sarah and Moe are fully vaccinated and have tested negative for the virus multiple times. “It’s heartbreaking, I sit with my wife daily and she breaks down to me, every day and if she talks about it to someone, she’s in tears,” Moe told 7NEWS.
“No one’s first experience with any child, yet their firstborn, should be like this.” “No words can describe what we’re going through.”