Zika

China says 21 of its nationals in Singapore infected with Zika

A worker fogs the common area of a public housing estate at a new Zika cluster in Singapore September 1, 2016.

A worker fogs the common area of a public housing estate at a new Zika cluster in Singapore September 1, 2016.  (REUTERS/Edgar Su)

China's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that its embassy in Singapore had been informed by the island state's health ministry that 21 Chinese nationals in the country are confirmed to have been infected with Zika.

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In a statement sent to Reuters, the foreign ministry added that the health situation was not serious and that some of them had recovered.