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Singapore Quells Virus ‘Fire’, Sees Last Phase of Curbs

  • Testing before attending larger-scale gatherings to be trialed
  • City-state’s daily coronavirus cases have dropped to near zero
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Singapore is looking to ease up more on pandemic curbs, allowing bigger social gatherings in a further step toward normalized activity as new daily coronavirus cases dwindle near zero.

The government’s pandemic task force said phase three of its campaign may start by year-end, allowing a further easing of measures, along with stepped-up virus testing and contact-tracing controls: