Coronavirus cases in Singapore surpass 30,000: Reuters tally


FILE PHOTO: A woman wearing a protective face mask passes grocery shoppers amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Singapore May 15, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Coronavirus cases in Singapore topped 30,000 on Friday as the city-state continues to report hundreds of new infections in cramped migrant worker dormitories each day.

The lowly-paid workers represented the vast majority of the 612 new cases reported on Friday, a daily infection rate that is one of the highest in Asia, taking Singapore’s total cases to 30,426.

Reporting By Jane Wardell; editing by Richard Pullin

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2020-05-22 03:50:17

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