Singapore president tested positive for COVID-19, 5,946 new cases reported in the country on Monday


Xinhua News

4th July 2022 – (Singapore) Singaporean President Halimah Yacob posted on Facebook on Monday evening that she was just tested positive for COVID-19 with mild flu-like symptoms.

“Thankfully, I have been vaccinated and boosted,” she said. “I hope to recover soon and am sorry to have to miss the events this week.”

Also on Monday evening, Singapore’s Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin also said that he was tested positive for COVID-19.

“All good things must come to an end. My COVID-free days are over,” he wrote in his Facebook post.

Local media reported on 19th June that Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat had tested positive for COVID-19 while in Germany.

Meanwhile, Singapore reported 5,946 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total tally to 1,473,180.

Of the new cases, 495 cases were detected through PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests and 5,451 through ART (antigen rapid test) tests, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Health.