3rd Nov 2020
Ms He Ting Ru
MP for Sengkang GRC
Question No. 373
To ask the Minister for Health (a) whether there have been any reported or suspected cases of ‘long COVID’ cases in Singapore; and (b) if so, how many cases have been reported.
1. ‘Long COVID’, one of the names given to lingering symptoms of COVID-19 infection after a person has recovered, has been the subject of discussion as more COVID-19 cases arise in the current pandemic. What constitutes a ‘long COVID’ case is currently not well defined, and is the subject of on-going studies.
2. MOH has thus far not received any reports of ‘long COVID’. However, our healthcare institutions are following their recovered patients closely to look for prolonged and lingering symptoms arising from COVID-19 as well as for late complications from the infection. We will also continue to monitor the emerging findings on long term effects of COVID-19.