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Home Minister Amit Shah Admitted To Delhi's AIIMS Again

By Jahanbee Gupta

Amit Shah had tested positive for coronavirus, which has affected over 46 lakh people in India so far, on August 2.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah was admitted to Delhi's AIIMS last night, nearly two weeks after he was discharged from the hospital. He was earlier admitted to the national capital's top hospital for post-COVID-care.

Shri Amit Shah, Honourable Home Minister, was discharged from AIIMS, New Delhi, after post-COVID-care on August 30. As per advice given at discharge, he has now been admitted for a complete medical checkup before the parliament session for 1-2 days (sic), said AIIMS in an official statement.

The 55-year-old BJP leader had tested positive for coronavirus, which has affected over 47 lakh people in India so far, on August 2 when he was taken to private hospital Medanta in Gurgaon. On August 14, he had tweeted that he would be in-home isolation for a few more days on the advice of his doctors.

He was admitted to the AIIMS on August 18 after he complained of "fatigue and body ache". After the doctors said the Home Minister had "recovered" he left the hospital after 13 days in August. AIIMS had said in a statement on August 30 that Amit Shah, is admitted at AIIMS, New Delhi for post- COVID care. He has now recovered and will be discharged soon. Last night, at approximately 11 PM, he was admitted to the hospital again.

Several BJP leaders wished him a speedy recovery on social media. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan tweeted in Hindi about the ill-health of Union Home Minister Amit Shah and prayed to God for his good health Former Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje tweeted: "I pray to God for his speedy recovery."

The monsoon session of the parliament begins tomorrow with COVID safety measures, including compulsory face mask and social distancing in place. India recorded its biggest single-day rise of 97,570 new patients on Saturday, the government said. The COVID tally crossed the 47 lakh-mark today.

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