Vice President Kamala Harris’ plane was delayed in Singapore on Tuesday for three hours after a possible case of the mysterious “Havana syndrome” less than a week after the United States’ German diplomats were treated for symptoms of the illness.
Harris is currently on a trip to Singapore and Vietnam and was preparing to leave Singapore when, according to the White House, the delegation was delayed “because the Vice President’s office was made aware of a report of a recent possibly anomalous health incident in Hanoi, Vietnam.”
“After careful assessment, the decision was made to continue with the Vice President’s trip,” the statement said.
White House officials confirmed to Fox News that the incident is a possible case of “Havana syndrome” – named because State Department and CIA officials in Cuba first complained of unusual sound and pressure sensations in 2016 and 2017.
Harris chief spokesperson Symone Sanders had initially declined to explain the delay to reporters, but said of Harris: “She is well, all is fine and she’s looking forward to the meetings in Hanoi tomorrow.”