New Delhi: Days after testing positive for the coronavirus disease, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Friday was put on oxygen support as his lung infection worsened, officials said. Also Read - 'China Caused Great Damage to US': Trump Sharpens Attack on Beijing Again Over COVID-19
The minister’s condition had briefly improved last evening after suffering high fever and difficulty in breathing. He has been shifted to Saket’s Max Hospital where he will be administered plasma therapy for treatment. Also Read - International Flights: SpiceJet to Operate 19 More Flights to Evacuate Stranded Indians From UAE, Saudi, Oman Under Vande Bharat Mission
Union Home Minister tweeted this afternoon praying for his “speedy recovery” in battling the deadly infection. Also Read - Coronavirus in Maharashtra: State Records 5,368 New Cases; Death Toll Breaches 9,000 Mark
Notably, Jain was admitted with the viral infection on June 16, after testing COVID-19 negative twice before. According to reports, his oxygen levels had dipped suddenly.
Besides, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA from East Delhi, Atishi, as well as party functionary Akshay Marathe, had also tested positive for coronavirus on the same day.
Further details are awaited.