Actors Marcus Chin & Mark Lee get COVID-19 earlier than CNY, had reunion dinners alone

Singapore — Mediacorp actors Marcus Chin and Mark Lee needed to start the Chinese language New Yr celebrations in isolation after testing optimistic for Covid-19.

The Finest Guess actor, Chin, examined optimistic for Covid-19 on Jan 29, exhibiting signs of gentle fever, sore throat and cough.

He instantly remoted himself, hoping he would recuperate earlier than a efficiency on Feb 3 on the third day of CNY.

Chinese language newspaper Shin Min Every day Information reported that Chin had dabao (take away meals) for his reunion dinner.

“I’m already 69 years previous, however recovered actually shortly, simply 5 days!” he stated, testing damaging for Covid-19 on Feb 3.

Chin added he was lucky he didn’t expertise extreme signs nor lose his sense of scent.

It was additionally reported that Mark Lee, 53, contracted Covid-19 and examined optimistic for the virus on Jan 29 at round 6 pm.

Though he felt “alert” and didn’t have a fever, Lee skilled a slight cough and different cold-related signs.

Shin Min Every day Information reported that Lee, who performs Yang Bao Huang in Cash No Sufficient II, remoted himself in a room away from household upon studying he was Covid-19 optimistic.

He additionally sanitised the realm incessantly, whereas his kids solely attended faculty after testing damaging for the virus utilizing an antigen fast check (ART).

Lee stated that he missed their household reunion meal, joking that he ate his meal of plain porridge and eggs with preserved radish by himself whereas “going through the mirror”.

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He recovered a number of days later and examined damaging for Covid-19 on Feb 5. Lee famous that his isolation interval was not tough, much like when he was quarantined after flying to Taiwan.

One other Mediacorp actor, Richard Low, identified for his work on The Return of the Condor Heroes, additionally contracted the virus.

Low acquired a check-up after experiencing a fever, sore throat, runny nostril and cough on Jan 18, though he examined damaging for Covid-19.

Photograph: Instagram screengrab/Richard Low

He went to work on Jan 21 after taking some treatment, noting he felt high quality apart from a sore throat.

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Low was a part of an commercial mission with Lee, Benz Hui, Patricia Mok, amongst different celebrities.

Nevertheless, he felt unwell after the capturing and cancelled dinner plans to see the physician.

He examined optimistic for Covid-19.

Low, 69, recovered simply in time for CNY and was within the clear for the virus on Jan 27.

Low, who already acquired his booster jab, highlighted that his signs had been gentle in comparison with mates a yr or two older than him however didn’t get their booster dose earlier than getting contaminated with the virus. /TISG

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