Union Home Minister Amit Shah was discharged from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital in Delhi on Thursday, four days after he was admitted for a check-up after recovering from COVID-19.
The BJP leader was admitted to AIIMS on Sunday night, about two weeks after being discharged from the hospital. He was earlier admitted to the top hospital in the national capital for “post covid-care”.
The 55-year-old politician tested positive for coronavirus, which has affected more than 51 lakh people in India on 2 August, when he was taken to Medanta, a private hospital in Gurgaon. On August 14, he tweeted that he would stay in the house for a few more days on the advice of his doctors.
With his recovery, Mr. Shah can attend the remaining monsoon session of Parliament on Monday with Kovid’s security measures, including mandatory face masks and social disturbances in place.
The coronovirus epidemic overshadowed the monsoon session, with 200 out of 785 members over the age of 65, and at least seven Union ministers and two dozen MPs recovering from COVID-19.
India recorded its largest single-day surge of 97,894 new patients on Thursday, with the government saying the tally was taking the previous 51 lakh, including more than 83,000 deaths.