Delhi Health Minister’s Father Dies Due To COVID-19, Says Arvind Kejriwal

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Delhi Health Minister's Father Dies Due To COVID-19, Says Arvind Kejriwal

Last year, Satyendar Jain had got infected with the virus (File)

New Delhi:

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain’s father died because of the coronavirus infection, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted on Sunday.

“Our health minister Satyendra Jain lost his father today to COVID. V v sad. Satyendra himself has been working tirelessly round the clock for the people of Delhi. God bless his soul and my heartfelt condolences to the family,” he said.

Mr Jain has been at the forefront of the national capital’s fight against the pandemic along with Mr Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia.

Last year, Satyendar Jain himself had got infected with the virus. He had to spent several days in a private hospital in the national capital.

As the country suffers with the more dangerous second wave of infections, Delhi on Saturday reported an all-time record surge in its single-day death count – 412 deaths in 24 hours. The city reported 25,219 infections in the same period with a positivity rate of 31.61 per cent.

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