Published On: Wed, Jun 17th, 2020

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain tests coronavirus positive: Official

New Delhi: Delhi Health Minister tested coronavirus positive on Wednesday, a day after he was admitted to a hospital here following high fever, a senior official said.

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain

The 55-year-old minister was brought to the Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital (RGSSH) in the early hours of Tuesday and was administered a test for the novel coronavirus infection that morning, for which he tested negative.

“He still has fever. The minister was tested again today after 24 hours of the first test,” a senior official said. This time, he tested positive, the official said.

Doctors at the RGSSH said his condition is “stable” but he has been again put on oxygen support.

The news will be nothing less than a double whammy for Aam Aadmi Party after its MLA Atishi has tested positive for coronavirus and has been quarantined at her house.

The 39-year-old AAP leader, who is the MLA from Kalkaji Assembly segment in south Delhi, tested positive on Wednesday.


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