Kamala Harris’ flight from Singapore postponed due to a ‘possible abnormal health incident’

Journey carrying the US Vice President Kamala Harris from Singapore to me Hanoi I left about three hours later than scheduled due to a “possible recent health anomaly” in Vietnam, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Two US diplomats in Hanoi were due to be evacuated after incidents over the weekend that allegedly involved symptoms of “Havana Syndrome.” According to NBC News.

“Earlier this evening, the Vice President’s traveling delegation was delayed from leaving Singapore because the Vice President’s office was aware of a report of a possible recent anomalous health incident in Hanoi, Vietnam,” according to a statement issued by the US Embassy in Hanoi on August 23. “After careful evaluation, the decision has been made to continue the vice president’s journey.”

State Department officials used the designation “abnormal health incident” to describe the so-called “Havana Syndrome”, an alleged illness reported by US diplomats and other officials abroad.

More than three hours after a group of reporters traveling with the Vice President was called to the hotel, the reporters returned to the motorcade and headed to Paya Lebar Air Base at 6.42 pm. It was scheduled to take off at 4 pm.

“She’s fine, everything is fine,” the vice president’s senior advisor Simon Sanders, who is traveling with the vice president, told reporters, Pool reports.

“This has nothing to do with the Vice President’s health,” she told reporters at Air Force Two.

Nearly 200 people – mostly US and Canadian diplomats, intelligence officers and State Department employees – have reported symptoms related to the so-called “Havana syndrome” that was said to include a loud piercing voice and pressure to the head, along with nausea, dizziness and brain fog.

Ms Harris concluded a three-day trip in Singapore, where she made remarks on US foreign policy, including issuing a warning about China’s encroachment in the South China Sea.

“Beijing continues to coerce, intimidate, and make claims to the vast majority of the South China Sea,” she said in a speech on August 24. “These unlawful claims were dismissed by the 2016 arbitral tribunal’s decision. Beijing’s actions continue to undermine the rules-based order and threaten the sovereignty of states.”

Her office also announced that the United States had offered to host the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in 2023 to demonstrate “the importance the United States attaches to the region and multilateral cooperation,” according to a statement from Ms. Sanders.

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