Local actress Zoe Tay tests positive for Covid-19

SINGAPORE — Veteran actress Zoe Tay has tested positive for Covid-19, local media reported on Thursday (Sept 8)..

Tay, 55, received her positive test result on Wednesday evening, according to a Facebook post by local Chinese newspaper Shin Min Daily News..

She wrote in a WeChat message to the newspaper that she had been feeling unwell for the past few days and had sought medical attention on Wednesday after developing a fever..

Tay added that she has been fully vaccinated and had received her booster shot last November..

She is currently isolating at home and is said to be in stable condition..

Mediacorp, Tay’s management company, confirmed her diagnosis to TODAY..

In a statement to the local English daily, Mediacorp said that Tay had been “feeling unwell in the past few days and developed a fever yesterday”..

“She sought medical attention yesterday and her PCR test came back positive this evening,” Mediacorp added..

“Zoe is currently isolating at home and is in stable condition.”.

Tay’s diagnosis comes after several other local celebrities tested positive for Covid-19 in recent weeks, including actor and singer Lawrence Wong and actress Huang Biren..

Singapore is currently experiencing a surge in Covid-19 cases, with the daily tally of new infections hitting a record high of 9,563 on Wednesday..

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has said that the increase in cases is due to a combination of factors, including the Omicron sub-variant BA.5, which is more transmissible than previous strains..

MOH has urged the public to remain vigilant and to take precautions to reduce their risk of infection, such as wearing masks in public, avoiding crowded places, and getting vaccinated and boosted..

Tay’s diagnosis is a reminder that even those who are fully vaccinated and boosted can still get Covid-19. It is important to continue to take precautions to protect yourself and others from the virus..

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