COVID-19: Tourist suffers cardiac arrest after recovery

Italian tourist, who had recovered from COVID-19, dies in Jaipur hospital from cardiac arrest

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A 69-year-old Italian tourist who had "recovered" from novel coronavirus died at a private hospital in Jaipur, an official said on Friday.

The tourist had a massive cardiac arrest late on Thursday night and he passed away, said SMS Medical College principal Sudhir Bhandari.

The sexagenarian was a heart and lungs patient, and recovered from COVID-19 at the SMS Hospital, according to Bhandari.

The man preferred shifting to a private hospital, so he was allowed to be shifted to the Fortis hospital on Thursday morning, Bhandari said.

"He was fine in the SMS Hospital and he was fit from our side," the official added.