China says 21 of its nationals in Singapore infected with Zika

Residents are seen going past a public service announcement banner against the spread of Aedes mosquitoes, a carrier for the Zika virus, at a residential block at Aljunied Crescent neighbourhood in Singapore on Aug 29, 2016. PHOTO: AFP

BEIJING (REUTERS) - China's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday (Sept 1) that its embassy in Singapore had been informed by the island state's health ministry that 21 Chinese nationals in the country are confirmed to have been infected with Zika.

In a statement sent to Reuters, the foreign ministry added that the health situation was not serious and that some of them had recovered.

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