Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong tests positive for Covid
Lee Hsien Loong, Singapore’s Prime Minister, stated Monday he has examined positive for Covid-19 after not too long ago coming back from state visits to South Africa and Kenya.
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Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has examined positive for Covid-19, days after coming back from official visits to South Africa and Kenya.
“I’m usually feeling okay however my medical doctors have suggested me to self-isolate till I’m asymptomatic,” Lee stated Monday in a Facebook post. “They have additionally prescribed me Paxlovid, an antiviral remedy, due to my age.”
Lee is 71-years-old and has been serving as prime minister of the Southeast Asian city-state since 2004. He was in South Africa and Kenya May 14-19, in keeping with Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Singapore is coming off an April peak in Covid-19 infections.
Health Minister Ong Ye Kung stated May 9 that solely about half of individuals in Singapore aged 60 and above have saved up-to-date with their Covid-19 vaccinations, down from 58% in the beginning of 2023.