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Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain’s condition deteriorates due to COVID-19

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Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain, who tested positive for COVID-19, was shifted to the intensive care unit on Friday after his condition deteriorated.

Officials said Jain’s condition worsened and his oxygen levels dipped.

Admitted at a COVID hospital, Jain has also been diagnosed with pneumonia.

Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain and AAP MLA Atishi had tested positive for coronavirus, officials had said on Wednesday.

The 55-year-old minister was brought to the Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital (RGSSH) in the early hours of Tuesday and was administered a coronavirus test, for which he tested negative. He was again tested for coronavirus in the morning for which he tested positive.

Jain had on Sunday attended a crucial meeting on the handling of coronavirus with Union home minister Amit Shah, Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Union health minister Harsh Vardhan and other senior officials of the Delhi government and the Centre.

Earlier, AAP MLAs Vishesh Ravi (Karol Bagh) and Rajkumar Anand (Patel Nagar) had tested positive for coronavirus.

18,000 daily COVID-19 tests in Delhi from June 20