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Singapore to Bar Visitors From India on Worsening Situation

  • Anti-virus measures will affect businesses, other contractors
  • Minister concerned India virus strain may spread among workers
Singapore Bans Visitors As The Coronavirus Continue To Spread

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Singapore said it will further tighten border controls with India, including a ban on visitors from the country, because of a “rapidly deteriorating situation” there.

Authorities are also stepping up measures to prevent a wider outbreak within Singapore, officials said at a press conference on Thursday. Foreign workers and those working in the construction and marine sectors, who had previously been infected with Covid-19 and recovered, are no longer exempted from measures like routine testing, the health ministry said in a statement Thursday.