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23 Chinese infected with Zika in S'pore

By Agencies

23 Chinese infected with Zika in S'pore
BEIJING - China's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that its embassy in Singapore had been informed by the island state's health ministry that 23 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.

China's quarantine authorities said Thursday they have been increasing health screenings of travellers arriving from Singapore amid an outbreak of Zika in the country.

China is also increasing inspections of shipments arriving from Singapore, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said in a statement on its website.

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