Coronavirus: Home minister Amit Shah discharged from AIIMS after post-COVID care
First Published 31, Aug 2020, 12:06 PM
On August 2, Shah, 55, had said on Twitter that he had tested positive for COVID-19. He had undergone treatment at Medanta Hospital and was discharged after he tested negative for the disease.
Union Home minister Amit Shah, who was admitted to the AIIMS here on August 18 for post-COVID care, was discharged on Monday morning (August 31), sources said.
The AIIMS had said in a statement on Saturday that "He has recovered and is likely to be discharged in a short time".
On August 2, Shah, 55, had said on Twitter that he had tested positive for COVID-19. He was discharged from AIIMS today at 7 AM.
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.
In the last few weeks, several top political leaders, including chief ministers and union ministers, have tested for the highly contagious disease.
Haryana chief minister ML Khattar, Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa, former president Pranab Mukherjee are among those who tested positive for COVID in the last two months.
India recorded its biggest single-day surge of 78,761 fresh infections on Sunday, setting a new global record, as it passed 35 lakh cases. More than 64,000 people have died of COVID in India so far.