Singapore President Halimah Yacob Tests Positive for COVID-19

Singapore President Halimah Yacob announced that she tested positive for COVID-19 and spoke about her condition now.

The COVID-19 pandemic that hit the globe is ongoing for more than two (2) years now. Millions of lives were lost amid the fight against the spread of coronavirus. Unfortunately, the virus mutated and has yet to be fully contained.

Meanwhile, the COVID-19 cases in several nations dropped and many countries eased their restrictions. The World Health Organization (WHO) reminded nations not to be complacent following the easing of the quarantine measures. According to the WHO, the pandemic is not over anywhere if it is not over everywhere.

World Health expects a surge in the COVID-19 cases in Europe this summer following the increase in the cases and the easing of restrictions. Vaccinations are ongoing in several nations.

Singapore President Halimah Yacob
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Recently, Singapore President Halimah Yacob confirmed that she tested positive for COVID-19. Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, the President is only experiencing mild flu-like symptoms.

The Singapore President stressed that she is “vaccinated and boosted”. She apologized to have missed some events and expressed her hope that she will recover soon. Based on the report, aside from the President, two (2) other senior government officials contracted the virus.

The said government officials who tested positive for COVID-19 are parliamentary speaker Tan Chuan-Jin and Minister for Culture, Community, and Youth Edwin Tong.

Millions of lives were lost due to the pandemic. Also, the economy of several nations was pulled down after several businesses closed. Amid the high cases of coronavirus, some countries closed their borders while others implemented very strict restrictions on people’s mobility.

Nations vaccinated their people to achieve herd immunity against the virus. Several countries also started giving booster shots to their people to maintain the efficacy of the vaccines.

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