New Delhi: Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain, who has recovered from COVID-19, will resume work from Monday, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said.

"Our Health Minister Satinder Jain has recovered. He will join work from today. He was always on the field visiting hospitals and meeting health workers and patients.

"He contracted corona. After one month, he joins back today. Welcome back Satinder and best wishes!." Kejriwal tweeted.

 

Jain will be resuming work after a month.

The minister had tested positive for the novel coronavirus on June 17. He was shifted to ICU after his condition worsened and was administered plasma therapy. The 55-year-old minister was finally discharged on June 26 after recovering from the disease and testing negative for it.

In his absence, deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia was looking after health and home departments, and PWD headed by Jain.

AAP MLA from Delhi’s Kalkaji assembly constituency Atishi and two other leaders of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) also contracted respiratory disease last month. Akshay Marathe, an advisor to Kejriwal, and Abhinandita Mathur, an advisor to deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, also tested positive for the viral disease in June.

Delhi, meanwhile, recorded 1,211 fresh coronavirus cases, the lowest in over a month, and 31 deaths due to the disease in the last 24 hours, authorities said.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Delhi is now 1,22,793. The death toll due to the disease is 3,628, according to Union health ministry data.