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DPM Heng tests positive for Covid-19 in Berlin

All eyes are on Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat, who will deliver his first-ever Budget.
All eyes are on Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat, who will deliver his first-ever Budget.
Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat has tested positive for Covid-19 in Germany and will not be able to continue with his work trip.

In a Facebook post on Sunday (June 19), he said: “Tested positive for Covid-19 in Berlin yesterday, despite keeping our masks on and avoiding crowds throughout the trip.” 

He added that he woke up with a sore throat.

“My symptoms are so far not serious, thankfully because I am vaccinated and boosted,” he said.

“Unfortunately, I will not be able to continue with my work trip as I am currently in isolation. My apologies to everyone involved in the rest of the trip, especially to the organisers of the inaugural Point Zero Forum,” added Mr Heng, who is also the Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies.

The Point Zero Forum, which is co-organised by Singapore and Switzerland, is a platform for global leaders across the public and private sectors to discuss innovation in digital financial technology.

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