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Singapore to reopen some businesses May 12

Virus Outbreak China
Posted at 4:08 PM, May 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-02 16:08:34-04

BANGKOK (AP) — Singapore will let selected businesses reopen from May 12 in a cautious rollback of a two-month partial lockdown despite rising coronavirus infections among foreign workers.

On Saturday, the city-state reported 447 new cases to take its total to 17,548. About 85% of the confirmed infections are linked to foreign workers living in crowded dormitories.

The Health Ministry says daily infections among Singaporeans have dropped by more than half to 12 in the past week.

It says restrictions will be eased cautiously and gradually to avoid a flareup of new infections.

Sri Lanka’s government has asked workers to head back to work on May 11, even though some parts of the country will still be under curfew.