Salem Radio Network News Saturday, October 23, 2021

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Singapore PM gets COVID-19 booster shot, urges others to follow

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Friday he had received a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot and urged other elderly people to come forward to get a shot amid a new wave of infections across the city-state.

“Cases are increasing rapidly. A booster jab will strengthen your protection against COVID-19,” Lee, 69, said in a post on his Facebook page. The Southeast Asia country has started giving boosters to the elderly and immunocompromised groups this week.

(Reporting by Chen Lin in Singapore; Editing by Ed Davies)

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