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Singapore cuts 2020 GDP forecast for third time on virus outbreak

26 May 2020, 2:21 AM

Singapore downgraded its 2020 gross domestic product forecast for the third time as the COVID-19 pandemic batters the bellwether economy, the Trade Ministry said on Tuesday.

Asia coronavirus cases hit 250 000 but pace much slower than US, Europe

5 May 2020, 8:45 PM

Coronavirus cases in Asia rose to a quarter of a million on Tuesday, according to a Reuters tally, driven by outbreaks in Singapore, Pakistan and India, even as China, South Korea and Japan significantly slowed the spread of the disease.

Too close? Singapore’s new virus-fighting rules could lead to prison

27 March 2020, 4:14 AM

Anyone caught breaking Singapore’s social distancing rules can land themselves in prison from Friday after the city-state made it an offence for a person to intentionally stand close to another person as part of its coronavirus defense.

Singapore scientists study genes to fast-track coronavirus vaccine

25 March 2020, 1:00 AM

Scientists in Singapore say they have developed a way to track genetic changes that speeds testing of vaccines against a coronavirus that has killed more than 16 000 people worldwide.

Singapore minister says coronavirus outbreak emerging as pandemic

6 March 2020, 5:16 AM

The coronavirus spreading around the world from China is “starting to look like a global pandemic,” said Singapore minister Lawrence Wong, who co-heads the country’s virus fighting task force.

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