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Singapore President Halimah Yacob, Parliament Speaker Tan Chuan-Jin, and minister test positive for COVID-19

Singapore President Halimah Yacob, Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin, and Minister Edwin Tong have tested positive for COVID-19.

Madam Halimah, 67, said in a Facebook post 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, also, in a post on Monday, said that he had tested positive for COVID-19, reported The Straits Times.

It was also revealed in Monday’s Parliament sitting that Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Tong, 52, too was down with COVID-19.

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