Kuala Lumpur: Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said Monday he tested positive for coronavirus for the first time after returning home from work trips in Africa and Asia.
Due to his age, the 71-year-old said he was prescribed the Paxlovid antiviral medication.“I tested positive for Covid-19 for the first time this morning,” Lee said on Facebook, where he posted a photo of a positive antigen rapid test.
“I am generally feeling ok, but my doctors have advised me to self-isolate until I am asymptomatic.”
Lee was on an official visit to South Africa from May 14 to 16, and Kenya from May 17 to 19. He also attended the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit in Indonesia from May 10 to 11. Lee said his last Covid-19 vaccine booster was in November. He urged Singaporeans to keep their vaccinations up to date to reduce the risk of severe illness.
Singapore Health Minister Ong Ye Kung was reported by local media as saying recently in Parliament that fewer seniors were keeping up with their Covid-19 shots. He warned this could weaken the population’s resistance against Covid-19 over time and make the nation vulnerable to the virus again.
A police head constable was arrested on the charges of misbehaving with a woman at district headquarters hospitals, here on Thursday.
A Delhi court on Thursday extended judicial custody of former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, arrested in the excise policy case being probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), by 19 days.
The Home Ministry on Thursday decided to give VIP security to Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge, thereby granting him Z Plus security.
The last date for payment of fee and submission of online applications fro admissions to Class VI and vacant seats in Classes VII to X in the Telangana State Model Schools has been extended upto March 2.
The Congress government headed by Chief Minister Revanth Reddy is ready to implement two more guarantees which were part of the six guarantees given during the Assembly election period in the coming five days.