Singapore President Halimah Yacob tests positive for COVID-19

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SINGAPORE: Singapore President Halimah Yacob said on Monday (Jul 4) that she has 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,” she said in a Facebook post.

Mdm Halimah attended the NUS Bukit Timah Homecoming on Saturday, where she commemorated the 65th anniversary of the Faculty of Law with a cake-cutting ceremony.

She also officiated the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Day parade on Friday, where she reviewed the Guard of Honour contingents and presented the State Colours to this year’s Best Combat Unit.

More than 2,000 SAF Operationally Ready National Servicemen (NSmen), Full-time National Servicemen (NSFs) and Regulars attended the parade. 

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