Delhi’s Health Minister Satyendar Jain was admitted to hospital on June 15 night with high fever and complaints of breathing trouble, a day after he attended a meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and others. He was tested on June 16 morning for coronavirus at Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital, where he’s being treated and the results are awaited.
In a tweet on June 16 morning, the 55-year-old Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader wrote: “Due to high grade fever and a sudden drop of my oxygen levels last night I have been admitted to RGSSH.”.
In the second week of June, Arvind Kejriwal had tested negative for coronavirus after he went into self-isolation at his home. He had a bout of fever and throat pain.
On June 14, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met to discuss the national capital’s response to coronavirus. Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minster Manish Sisodia and Satyendar Jain, among other senior ministers and officials, were also present at the meeting.
With over 42,000 COVID-19 cases, Delhi has the third highest number of infections in India after Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.