New Delhi: Delhi Health Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Satyendar Jain has been admitted to Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital on Tuesday after he showed COVID-19 symptoms–high fever and difficulty in breathing. He will be tested for coronavirus later in the day. Also Read - World Zoonoses Day 2020: What is Zoonosis And How Does The Infectious Disease Spread
This comes days after after he attended a meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over COVID-19 crisis in Delhi. Also Read - International Flights: SpiceJet to Operate 19 More Flights to Evacuate Stranded Indians From UAE, Saudi, Oman Under Vande Bharat Mission
Earlier in the day, the AAP leader tweeted,” “Due to high grade fever and a sudden drop of my oxygen levels last night I have been admitted to RGSSH. Will keep everyone updated (sic)”.
This comes on the heels of sudden spurt in COVID-19 cases in the national capital. Delhi has a total of 42,829 corona cases, third-highest in the country.
The city has witnessed a growth of 1,647 cases in the last 24 hours with a total of 1,400 deaths.
Last week, Delhi CM and AAP convener had shown symptoms of cough, sore throat and fever, following which he underwent COVID-19 test. However, his test report came negative.