Singapore PM Lee tests positive for Covid again in rebound case
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has examined optimistic once more for Covid-19 Thursday, every week and a half after his preliminary prognosis, in what his medical doctors say is a case of rebound an infection.
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SINGAPORE — Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has examined optimistic once more for Covid-19 every week and a half after his preliminary prognosis, in what his medical doctors mentioned is a case of rebound an infection.
“I really feel superb however I’m afraid I’ve turned COVID-19 optimistic once more,” Lee mentioned Thursday on social media. “My medical doctors say it’s a Covid rebound, which occurs in 5-10% of instances. It’s nonetheless infectious though the danger shouldn’t be excessive in comparison with the preliminary an infection.”
Because of this, Lee missed the consecration ceremony of a Hindu temple in Singapore. His reinfection comes as Singapore prepares to host high protection leaders from Asia Pacific at this weekend’s Shangri-La Dialogue, together with China protection minister, Gen. Li Shangfu, U.S. Secretary of Protection Lloyd Austin and Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.
Lee, who’s 71-years-old, was prescribed the antiviral medicine Paxlovid when he first examined optimistic on Might 22 after getting back from a six-day official working journey to South Africa and Kenya. He has been serving as prime minister of the Southeast Asian city-state since 2004.
Singapore is coming off an April peak in Covid-19 infections and its authorities has been lauded for its largely efficient dealing with of the pandemic.