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Singapore on ‘Knife’s Edge’ as Case Spike Risks Labor Shortage

  • Local cases could go either way over next few weeks: Wong
  • Foreign worker entry approval wait may be more than six months
A construction site, part of the Mass Rapid Transit line expansion in Singapore.
A construction site, part of the Mass Rapid Transit line expansion in Singapore.Photographer: Lauryn Ishak/Bloomberg
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Singapore, battling an uptick in Covid-19 cases after months of success in containing the pandemic, says the virus situation is at a tipping point as it grapples with the costs of imposing more restrictions.