China says 21 of its nationals in Singapore infected with Zika

Passengers arriving from Singapore walk near a banner about Zika virus at the Soekarno-Hatta airport in Jakarta, Indonesia, August 30, 2016. The banner reads, "Beware of mosquitoes that spread Zika virus." REUTERS/Beawiharta (Reuters)

BEIJING (Reuters) - 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. In a statement sent to Reuters, the foreign ministry added that the health situation was not serious and that some of them had recovered. (Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Michael Perry)