PM Lee tests positive for Covid-19 after 'recent work trips', doctors prescribe new Pfizer drug

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has tested positive for Covid-19, he revealed on Facebook on Monday morning (May 22).

He also shared a photo of his antigen rapid test result taken on the same day.

"I tested positive for Covid-19 for the first time this morning," said PM Lee on Facebook.

"This comes after my recent work trips. I am generally feeling ok, but my doctors have advised me to self-isolate until I am asymptomatic. They have also prescribed me Paxlovid, an antiviral medication, because of my age."

Paxlovid is an antiviral pill for Covid-19 introduced by Pfizer in 2021.

PM Lee said: "My most recent Covid-19 vaccine booster was in November. Please keep your vaccinations up-to-date, as it reduces the risk of severe illness. As Covid-19 remains endemic in Singapore, we must continue to keep ourselves safe and healthy."

PM Lee recently made official visits to Cape Town from May 14 to 16, and then to Nairobi from May 17 to 19.

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