SINGAPORE: Minister for Social and Family Development Masagos Zulkifli has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not be able to attend several in-person events.
“Thankfully my symptoms are flu-like with sore throat and fever, as I have been vaccinated and received my booster,” he said in a Facebook post on Thursday (Jun 23).
Mr Masagos had been scheduled to attend several events, including Bags of Joy and Kampung Street 91 Carnival.
“My sincere apologies to the organisers who have planned them for a while,” he said.
The Kampung Street 91 Carnival, scheduled to take place on Saturday, is organised by Tampines Palmsville, Tampines Palmspring and Tampines Summerville residents' network.
The event, which features old school snacks, traditional games and stage performances among others, is one of the family-related activities for the Year of Celebrating SG Families.
The Ministry of Social and Family Development has dedicated 2022 as the year to celebrate families in Singapore.
On testing positive for COVID-19, Mr Masagos said: “I will take this time to recuperate and look forward to be back in action soon!”