Home Minister Amit Shah, who tested negative for COVID-19 last week, has been admitted to AIIMS in Delhi, the government hospital said in a statement. The Home Minister has been "complaining of fatigue and body ache for last three-four days", the hospital said.
"Amit Shah has been complaining of fatigue and body aches for last three-four days. He has tested negative for COVID-19. He has been admitted to AIIMS for Covid care. He is comfortable and is continuing his work from hospital," AIIMS media and protocol division chairperson Dr Aarti Vij said in the statement.
Mr Shah, 55, was discharged from the private hospital Medanta in Gurgaon last week after testing negative for COVID-19. He had tweeted on August 14 he would be in home isolation for a few more days on the advice of his doctors. A day later he was seen taking part in Independence Day celebrations and hoisting the national flag at his official residence.
The Home Minister had taken part in a cabinet meet three weeks ago, just before he was tested positive for the highly infectious COVID-19. The meeting was attended by all top ministers, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. All safety norms, including social distancing, were followed at the crucial meet, where the National Education Policy or NEP was approved.
Extensive contact tracing had been carried out and anyone who came in contact with the Home Minister was asked to self-isolate.
With 55,079 new cases, India's COVID-19 tally has risen to over 27.02 lakh cases, while the death count due to the highly contagious disease touched 51,797 with 876 fresh fatalities, government data shows this morning.