New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on August 18 for post-COVID care, was discharged on Monday morning. Also Read - Assam's New Quarantine Rules For Air Passengers: They Will Have to Isolate For 1 Day Only if Tested Negative | Read Here

On August 2, the former BJP president had tested positive for coronavirus.  He had undergone treatment at Medanta Hospital and was discharged after he tested negative for the disease.  He was later admitted to the AIIMS following complaints of fatigue and body ache. Also Read - Researchers Identify Highly Effective Antibodies Against Covid-19 | Read Here

Earlier on Saturday, the hospital in a statement said,”Home Minister Amit Shah has recovered and is likely to be discharged in a short time. He was admitted at AIIMS, New Delhi (on August 18) for post-COVID Care.”

In the last few days, several top leaders, including chief ministers and union ministers had tested positive for the deadly virus which had claimed lives of nearly 65,000 people across the country. Former president Pranab Mukherjee, Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar are among those tested positive for coronavirus.