Singapore President Halimah Yacob, Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin, and Minister Edwin Tong have examined constructive for Covid-19.
Madam Halimah, 67, mentioned in a Facebook put up on Monday, “Just tested positive for Covid-19 with mild flu-like symptoms. Thankfully, I have been vaccinated and boosted. I hope to recover soon and am sorry to have to miss the events this week.” Tan, 53, additionally, in a put up on Monday, mentioned that he had examined constructive for Covid-19, reported The Straits Times.
Tan took an antigen speedy take a look at earlier than Monday’s parliamentary sitting and it got here again constructive, which suggests he’ll miss each days of the present Parliament sitting.
Writing in his put up, Speaker Tan mentioned, “Hope the symptoms would be mild. Continue to remain vigilant. Vaccination helps so do get the boosters when it’s your turn to do so.” It was additionally revealed in Monday’s Parliament sitting that Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Tong, 52, too was down with Covid-19.
Over the final 28 days, Singapore has reported 140,965 Covid infections.
To date, 1,473,180 infections and 1,419 Covid-linked deaths have been reported within the nation because the outbreak of the infectious illness in 2019.