Home Minister Amit Shah admitted to AIIMS for post-Covid care

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Updated: Aug 18, 2020 12:22 PM

He was admitted to the hospital after complaining of fatigue and body ache for the past 3-4 days.

Amit Shah Covid statusAmit Shah was discharged from Medanta Hospital on August 14 after testing negative for COVID-19.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah has been admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, for post-COVID care. In a release on Tuesday, AIIMS, New Delhi, said, “Amit Shah, Honourable Home Minister has been complaining of fatigue and body ache for the last 3-4 days. He has been admitted to AIIMS for post-COVID care. He has tested negative for COVID-19.”

He is comfortable and is continuing his work from the hospital, the release added.

Shah, 55, was discharged from Gurgaon’s Medanta Hospital on August 14, after testing negative for COVID-19, according to a report by news agency ANI.

He was advised by doctors to stay in home isolation for a few days. He had hoisted the national flag at his residence on Independence Day, according to a report by The Indian Express.

On August 2, Shah was admitted to Medanta Hospital for treatment after he tested positive for coronavirus. He was the first Union Cabinet minister to test positive for the virus. After him, Union petroleum and steel minister Dharmendra Pradhan also tested positive for COVID-19.

In the last few weeks, a number of politicians have been tested positive for coronavirus. Apart from Shahand Pradhan, BS Yediyurappa, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Siddaramaiah, and Karti Chidambaram also tested positive for the viral infection. Chouhan was discharged from the hospital on August 5 after being admitted to the hospital for 11 days.

On Tuesday, coronavirus infections in India crossed the 27-lakh mark. With 55,079 new cases, India’s COVID-19 tally rose to 27,02,742 as of August 18; as many as 19.77 lakh people have recovered from the deadly virus infection, pushing the recovery rate to 73.18 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data.

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