Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain, AAP MLA Atishi Marlena test positive for Covid-19

17 June, 2020 | newsx bureau

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Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain and AAP MLA Atishi Marlena have tested positive for novel coronavirus- Covid-19 on Wednesday.

Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain has tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday. The minister underwent a Covid-19 test again today after a span of 24 hours of the first test. Mr. Jain was admitted to the Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital on Tuesday after he complained of high fever and difficulty in breathing. He was administered with a novel coronavirus test, which resulted in negative.

However, the result of his second test conducted today has now resulted positive. NewsX sources confirm that AAP MLA Atishi Marlena has also tested positive for Covid-19. Earlier in the day, Atishi informed everyone on Twitter that she is doing okay and in currently in home isolation. She is fully equipped with fruit, vitamin C and oxymeter to monitor her oxygen levels.

Reports also suggest Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia has tested positive for coronavirus but the official twitter handle of AAP party have shut down the speculations as mere ‘rumours’.  The tweet read that few media reports say that Manish Sisodia has tested positive for Covid-19. However, the reports are not true as he has not tested positive.

Before Satyendra Jain and Atishi Marlena, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had developed mild fever and sore throat. On being tested for Covid-19, he tested negative. Satyendra Jain had earlier claimed that Covid-19 community transmission has started in the capital. He said that AIIMS Director Dr. Randeep Guleria has accepted that there is community transmission of Covid-19 in Delhi. However, they are still waiting for the Centre to accept it.

On Sunday, Satyendra Jain was present in Covid-19 review meeting held by Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday in New Delhi. Sharing the insights, the minister called their meeting with fruitful and stated that the Centre and Delhi government are resolved to work together in fight against coronavirus crisis.