Recovering from Covid-19, Singapore PM Allowed to Return to Work. PHOTO/Reuters
SINGAPORE – Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong get a negative result for COVID-19 , Sunday (28/5/2023). These results came seven days after he tested positive and was found to have the virus for the first time.
As quoted by Channel News Asia, in a Facebook post over the weekend, Lee wrote: “I am now negative for COVID-19 and will be back to work on Monday. Thanks to everyone who sent me well wishes!”
Lee added that he was supposed to attend the bicentennial celebrations at the Raffles Institution on Sunday, but his doctor advised him to “take this weekend to rest”.
Raffles Institution commemorates its 200th Founder’s Day on Sunday. Lee said the school, founded in 1823, has maintained a “strong ethos and passion and built a reputation for student leadership, academic excellence and service” to Singapore over the past 200 years.
Education Minister Chan Chun Sing delivered a speech at the Raffles Institution on behalf of Lee. Lee tested positive for COVID-19 on May 22 following state visits to South Africa and Kenya.
He said doctors prescribed him the antiviral drug Paxlovid because of his age, adding that his latest COVID-19 vaccine booster was in November.
“Please keep your vaccinations up to date, as this reduces the risk of serious illness,” he wrote on Facebook. “As COVID-19 remains endemic in Singapore, we must stay safe and healthy.”