Singapore Virus Cases Surge Further

Apr.21 — Singapore has extended its virus lockdown after reporting an explosion of cases to the most in Southeast Asia. The outbreak among the migrant workers living in dormitories is a particular challenge. Bloomberg’s Haslinda Amin reports on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia.”

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Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign island city-state in maritime Southeast Asia.

The country’s territory is composed of one main island, 63 satellite islands and islets, and one outlying islet, the combined area of which has increased by 25% since the country’s independence as a result of extensive land reclamation projects. It has the second greatest population density in the world. The country has almost 5.7 million residents, 61% (3.4 million) of whom are Singaporean citizens. There are four official languages of Singapore: English, Malay, Chinese, and Tamil; with English being the lingua franca.

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