Union Interior Minister Amit Shah was admitted to the AIIMS in Delhi last night, nearly two weeks after being discharged from the hospital. He was previously admitted to the best hospital in the national capital for post-Covid care.
The 55-year-old leader of the BJP had tested positive for the coronavirus, which has so far affected over 46 lakhs of people in India, on 2 August when he was taken to the Medanta private hospital in Gurgaon. On August 14, he tweeted that he would be in home isolation for a few more days on the advice of his doctors.
He was admitted to AIIMS on August 18 after complaining of “fatigue and muscle aches”. He left the hospital after 13 days on August 31, after doctors said the interior minister was “cured”.
“Amit Shah, the Union’s Interior Minister, is hospitalized at the AIIMS, New Delhi for post-COVID treatment. He has recovered and is likely to be discharged shortly,” the AIIMS said in a statement on the 30th. August.
Last night, around 11 pm, he was hospitalized again.
The monsoon session of parliament begins tomorrow with Covid security measures, including mandatory face masks and social distancing in place.
With 200 out of 785 members of parliament over the age of 65, and at least seven Union ministers and two dozen lawmakers recovering from COVID-19, the coronavirus pandemic has cast a shadow over the monsoon session. India recorded its largest surge of 97,570 new patients in one day on Saturday, the government said.