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Singapore tightens curbs after third consecutive daily virus record

Bangkok: Singapore’s Health Ministry reported a record number of coronavirus cases for the third consecutive day on Friday, along with three related deaths, prompting the government to tighten restrictions.
The ministry reported around 1,600 new infections, taking the total to over 84,000, almost 20,000 of which have been reported over the past four weeks.  The three fatalities reported on Friday mean that 73 people have died in the 5.7-million population city-state since the start of the pandemic.
Two of three who died were among the 82 per cent of fully-vaccinated adults, according to the ministry.
The government said on Friday that restaurant dining is to be limited to two people per table, who must either be vaccinated, have recovered or test negative for the virus. (dpa)

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