Former Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan has been diagnosed with dengue fever, his office confirmed a few hours after he was admitted to an isolation ward on Thursday (23 July).
Earlier today, Mr Khaw shared on his Facebook that he was admitted to an isolation ward after his temperature “shot up”, adding that he had undergone a swab test.
The 67-year-old retired minister said that he was preparing the office for the new Transport Minister and had just finalised the negotiations for the Johor-Bahru-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) when his temperature “shot up”.
Mr Khaw also speculated that his condition is “unlikely to be COVID-19” but “dengue is possible” as his area is a hot zone.
“I started my career in the Health Ministry. After 42 years, I would not expect to exit the stage in bed as a patient! I have been preparing my office for the next Transport Minister. Could not have imagined being admitted to an isolation ward for observation!” he added.
Hours later, his office confirmed that Mr Khaw was diagnosed with dengue fever.