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Singapore to close schools, markets for a month to fight coronavirus, says PM Lee Hsien Loong as country sees rise in recent cases

To control the spread of the novel coronavirus, Singapore will close all schools, student care centres and market places for a month, the country’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Friday.

Singapore has registered over 1,000 cases and five deaths due to coronavirus, which has affected over 10 lakh people globally.

“We will close most workplaces, except for essential services and key economic sectors. Food establishments, markets and supermarkets, clinics, hospitals, utilities, transport and key banking services will remain open,” Lee said.

Source: Firstpost

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