Covid-19: Singapore to close schools and most workplaces

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SINGAPORE: Singapore will impose stricter measures, that will include closing most workplaces and move to full home-based learning in schools, amid rising cases of local coronavirus infections.

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The measures will take effect next week, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in a speech to the nation Friday.

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“We have decided that instead of tightening incrementally over the next few weeks, we should make a decisive move now, to pre-empt escalating infections,” Lee said. – FMT

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