Taiwan President Tsai tests positive for Covid-19

TAIPEI: Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday, the Presidential Office said, adding her itinerary for Tuesday afternoon has been cancelled.

Tsai felt "minor discomfort" and tested positive after having a rapid test, the office said in a statement.

"The president is currently showing mild symptoms and is being taken care of by a medical team," the statement said, adding that the team advised her to cancel her schedule for the rest of the day.

The statement said Tsai has urged Premier Chen Chien-jen to work closely with the administration to step up preparations as super typhoon Doksuri was expected to skirt past southern Taiwan, bringing strong winds and rainfall.--REUTERS

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