Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung on Friday asked Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia to return immediately from Finland to deal with the chikungunya outbreak in the national capital, a source in his office said.
"Yes, the Lt Governor has asked Sisodia to immediately call off his tour and return to the city to deal with the outbreak," the official said.
Earlier in the day Sisodia had clarified that he was not holidaying in Finland and had said India needed to learn a "lot from their education system, the best in the world".
A long-time associate of AAP leader and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Sisodia presides over Delhi's education department and is widely credited with bringing about major changes in government schools.
Delhi has so far witnessed deaths of 32 patients suffering from vector-borne diseases like dengue and chikungunya.