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Singapore reports fewest daily COVID-19 cases in five months

FILE PHOTO: The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Singapore

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore reported 31 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, its lowest daily count in more than five months.

The city-state, which saw its COVID-19 cases jump sharply after mass outbreaks in migrant worker dormitories earlier in the year, has recently seen steady declines as those dormitories have been cleared of the coronavirus.

Facing its deepest ever recession, exacerbated by a two-month virus lockdown, the Southeast Asian island nation has said it will start to tentatively reopen its borders from next month to try and stimulate its tourism and trade dependent economy.

(Reporting by John Geddie; Editing by Andrew Heavens and Tom Hogue)

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