Singapore extends lockdown after second peak of infections

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Singapore has extended its coronavirus lockdown by four weeks following a second peak of coronavirus infections.

The country was praised for its initial handling of the coronavirus crisis, but the number of infections has surged over the past week, and the country recorded 1,426 new cases on Monday – its biggest one-day rise. Many of the new cases are among migrant workers. 

The country now has 8,014 infections, the highest of any nation in south-east Asia. The lockdown will now last until at least 1 June.

Avoiding a second spike of infections is the UK's top priority, No 10 said yesterday.

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